The Lexington Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and East Fifth Street. The shooting resulted in the death of an 18-year-old Lexington man who has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s office as Tyler D. Williams.
Officers were dispatched to the scene around 11:25 p.m., Saturday, July 1. Williams was found lying on the sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital where he later died.
Witnesses in the area reported seeing two male subjects leave the scene of the shooting in an older model white SUV, possibly a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Detectives continue to investigate and officers are talking to neighborhood residents.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police.
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.
Brenna Angel, Public Information Officer