12/07/16 UPDATE: Based on new information obtained through the course of this investigation, charges against Marquis D. Thurman and Adrian L. Dunn were upgraded today to Murder. Detectives determined that both men are responsible for shots being fired during the course of a robbery that resulted in the death of Nova Marie Gallman.
UPDATE: Two suspects have been charged in connection with this case. Twenty-year-old Marquis D. Thurman of Georgetown and 20-year-old Adrian L. Dunn of Lexington are each charged with two counts of Assault 1st and one count of Robbery 1st.
As this investigation continues, charges may be upgraded as evidence is examined and additional information is obtained.
December 6, 2016 - Detectives with the Lexington Police Department Robbery/Homicide Unit are actively investigating a fatal shooting that occurred late Monday on Kenton Street. Two suspects have been identified and located.
Around 11 p.m. Monday, December 5, officers were dispatched to the 400-block of Kenton Street. Officers found two victims, a 2-year-old girl and a 27-year-old man, suffering from gunshot wounds. They were transported to a hospital for treatment. The child succumbed to her injuries and has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s office as Nova Marie Gallman.
The child’s mother told officers that she was sitting in the living room with her daughter and boyfriend when there was a knock at the front door. According to the homeowner, her boyfriend answered the door and two men entered the home, demanding money from the victim. A disorder ensued and multiple shots were fired. The two suspects then fled.
So far the investigation has revealed that the suspects are known to the victim. Both suspects were later apprehended at a hospital after checking themselves in for injuries sustained during the gunfire.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call 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.