Police investigating Anderson Street homicide

Chanse RobertsonAugust 31 UPDATE – A Lexington man has been charged with Murder in a fatal shooting that occurred in May. Chanse Robertson, 35, is accused of killing William “Josh” Cole on May 22 on Anderson Street.

The homicide investigation revealed that a verbal altercation escalated between the suspect and victim, and Robertson shot Cole multiple times.

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, detectives with the Lexington Police Department obtained a warrant for Robertson’s arrest. The warrant was served late Wednesday night by the Nicholasville Police Department.

Robertson is currently lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center.


Previously released - The Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Monday night on Anderson Street.

Around 10:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, officers were dispatched to the 1100-block of Anderson Street in reference to a shooting. Officers located a male victim lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital and later pronounced deceased. The Fayette County Coroner has identified the victim as 26-year-old William Cole of Lexington.

A black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt was seen leaving the area in a dark colored passenger car. Police have no additional suspect information or possible motive at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.