Charles Avenue Homicide Investigation Arrest

DeMonte Cowan
DeMonte Cowan

An arrest has been made in the June 19, 2022 shooting death of Randy Wise.

DeMonte Cowan, 44, has been arrested and charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and 1st degree wanton endangerment. Cowan is currently detained at the Fayette County Detention Center.

An anonymous Bluegrass Crime Stoppers tip helped solve the case and led to the arrest.

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

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June 20, 2022: The Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday night on Charles Avenue.

At 10:44 p.m., Sunday, June 19, 2022, officers responded to the 900 block of Charles Avenue for a report of subject unresponsive in a vehicle. When officers arrived, they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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

Detectives are asking residents in the area to please check their home surveillance video and contact the Lexington Police Department if they have any footage that could help in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked 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

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