Suspect named in Woodhill Drive homicide investigation

Suspect named in Woodhill Drive homicide investigation
Caelan Gills

Update / Thursday December 31, 2020: 

Investigators have identified the shooting suspect in the Woodhill Drive homicide.  A warrant for Murder has been issued for 23 year-old, Caelan Gills.  

Anyone with information about Gills whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips can also be sent through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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The Lexington Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a man inside a vehicle on Woodhill Drive.

Officers responded to the 2300-block of Woodhill Drive around 1:11 p.m. Monday, December 28, for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival officers located a 20 year-old male black victim inside a gold Jeep Cherokee suffering from life threatening injuries.  A 20 year-old female passenger was also located with non-life threatening injuries.  The male victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  The name of the victim will be released by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

Initial report indicates that both victims were inside the vehicle in the parking lot of the Woodhill Food Mart when an unknown male black suspect fired multiple shots at them.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips can also be sent through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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