South Broadway homicide investigation arrest

UPDATE: Friday, August 27, 2021:

Police
Naomi Romero

Lexington Police has arrested 19-year-old, Naomi Romero, for the homicide on South Broadway. Romero has been lodged at the Fayette County Detention Center.

The investigation led to the following charges being placed:

·         Murder (Facilitation)

·         Falsely Reporting an Incident

·         Tampering with Physical Evidence

The investigation is ongoing and additional suspects may be charged.

Anyone with additional information 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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The Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide.

At approximately 4:43 a.m., Sunday, August 22, 2021, police were dispatched to a call of shots fired in the 800 block of South Broadway with multiple individuals injured. Upon arrival officers located three individuals suffering from gunshot wounds.

A 26-year-old male victim and 20-year-old female victim were transported to a local hospital with reported non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. A 22-year-old victim, Jaimesha Beattie, who was identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s office, had succumbed to her injuries on scene. 

Detectives are still investigating the details of this incident. Anyone with information 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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