Two men charged in fatal shooting investigation

Two men have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that occurred Monday afternoon. Investigators with the Lexington Police Department charged Dylan Capps, 20, with Murder and Assault 1st and charged Keegan Newton, 19, with Wanton Endangerment 1st.

Dylan Capps
Dylan Capps

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of 1081 South Broadway for a shooting. A 19-year-old male victim was located at the scene and officers learned that a 20-year-old male victim had been transported to a hospital in a private vehicle.

The 19-year-old victim later died from his injuries. He has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner's office as Justin Lee Jenkins of Louisville.

The investigation revealed that there was a disorder between two groups of people that escalated into gunfire. Capps was seen fleeing the scene in a car. Police were able to stop the vehicle and take Capps into custody without incident.

Keegan Newton
Keegan Newton

Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined that Capps shot both victims and that Newton, a friend of the victims, fired shots at Capps’ vehicle as he was leaving the scene. The suspects  are lodged at the Fayette County Detention Center. Police are not looking for any other suspects at this time.

 

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