Police investigating parking garage homicide

Note: This case has been Cleared by Exception. 


October 16, 2016 - Lexington Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in a downtown parking structure.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, October 16, officers were dispatched to the Chase Parking Garage located at 201 E. Main Street in reference to a gunshot. A few minutes later a man suffering a gunshot wound to the stomach was dropped off at a nearby hospital by private vehicle. The victim was transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he later died.

The victim has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s office as 27-year-old James Augustus Blair of Lexington.

A possible person of interest has been identified in this ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police at (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.