Shooting suspect arrested

A suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred in June near Two Keys Tavern. Detectives with the Lexington Police Department charged Jayontai McCann, 21, with Assault 1st, Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019, officers responded to the 300-block of S. Limestone for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a verbal disorder escalated to the victim being shot in the lower torso at the intersection of Pine Street and Jersey Street.

After an extensive investigation, detectives developed McCann as a suspect.  McCann is currently being lodged at the Fayette County Detention Center.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact police by calling (859) 258-3600.

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