Homicide investigation – Alexandria Drive

The Lexington Police Department is investigating a double homicide that occurred on Alexandria Drive. The victims have been identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s office as 24-year-old Marquis Dorell Harris and 25-year-old Sharmaine Shardea Carter.

Around 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, officers were dispatched to an apartment building in the 1300-block of Alexandria Drive for a welfare check when officers located both victims deceased inside an apartment. Based on the initial investigation, it appears Harris and Carter may have been deceased for several hours prior to police locating them.

Anyone with information about the victims or what may have happened to them is asked to contact police. 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.