Fifth Street homicide investigation

The Lexington Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that claimed the life of an elderly woman.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, officers were dispatched to the 500-block of West Fifth Street for a report of shots fired with a possible victim struck. Officers located a woman, identified as 82-year-old Alice Carter, suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to a hospital and pronounced deceased.

The preliminary investigation found that dozens of gunshots were exchanged between multiple people in separate vehicles when Ms. Carter was struck. She and a family member were getting out of their car at the time of the incident and were completely uninvolved with the shots being fired.

Investigators are actively following up on leads in this case.

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, or through the P3 tips app available at