The Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide that initially appeared to be a fatal vehicle collision on Winchester Road.
Around 7:45 a.m. Friday, November 20, officers responded to Winchester Road and Midland Place where an SUV was seen overturned in a large culvert. A deceased man was located under the vehicle.
Upon further investigation, the victim, a 37-year-old man, was found to have suffered gunshot wounds. His name will be released by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears this shooting may have happened shortly after midnight. At this point, detectives do not believe the victim is connected to another homicide that occurred around the same time at Short Street and Wrenn Court.
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.