Juvenile identified as suspect in fatal Richmond Road shooting

August 5, 2017 5 p.m. UPDATE - A 17-year-old male has been identified as the suspect in an overnight shooting on Richmond Road. Investigators with the Lexington Police Department have obtained a custody order/warrant for the juvenile for the murder of 19-year-old Sean Howard.

Lexington Police are prohibited from releasing the name of the suspect because he is a juvenile.

Investigators believe the shooting stems from a prior dispute between the victim and suspect. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police.


Previously released - An investigation is underway into a fatal shooting that occurred along Richmond Road in Lexington.

Around 12:45 a.m. Saturday, August 5 officers were notified that a shooting victim had arrived at St. Joseph East Hospital by private vehicle. A 19-year-old male victim had been shot while sitting in a car and died at the hospital.

So far the investigation has revealed that the shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Mist Lake Plaza located on Richmond at South Locust Hill Drive. Police have interviewed several individuals and are following up on leads.

The victim’s name will be released by the Fayette County Coroner’s office.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Police by calling (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.