Man killed in apparent act of self-defense, investigation ongoing

The Lexington Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred this morning on Constitution Street.

Around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, officers were dispatched to an apartment building in the 100-block of Constitution. A man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was located inside an apartment and transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as 34-year-old Shawn Woods.

Based on a preliminary investigation, it appears Woods was shot by a resident of the apartment in self-defense. That resident remained on scene and was interviewed by detectives. Witnesses told officers that Woods had broken into or attempted to break into multiple apartments this morning.

Police are continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police.

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