Tazewell Drive Shooting and Homicide Investigation

UPDATE: Two people have been charged in connection with the homicide and shooting that occurred on Tazewell Drive, just outside of Pine Meadows Park, on July 5, 2023.

Emmanuel Contreras, 19, was arrested on July 18, 2023, and is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center on the below charges.  

  • Murder
  • Assault 1st Degree
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Trafficking in Marijuana (8 oz. to < 5 lbs.) – 1st offense

 

A 16-year-old juvenile was also charged with the following.

  • Murder
  • Assault 1st Degree
  • Minor in Possession of a Handgun (2nd or > offense)

 

The Real Time Intelligence Center and Flock license plate reader system were used to help further the investigation.

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The Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide and shooting that occurred earlier today.

On July 5, 2023, at around 2:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Tazewell Drive outside of Pine Meadows Park for a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a male juvenile victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital. A second male juvenile victim arrived at a local hospital shortly after suffering from a gunshot wound. While officers were searching the area, they located an individual who was later pronounced deceased by the Fayette County Coroner's Office.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office will release the name of the decedent. 

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 Tips app available at www.p3tips.com. &nbsp;

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