Five charged with July murder; one suspect also charged in another death

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police have charged five people in the murder of a Lexington man. One of the people charged was already in custody charged with another murder.

Charles Shryock, 29, died on July 22nd after being shoton East Third Street and Race Street. Shyrock's partner says they were walking to the store when they witnessed a robbery. The suspects fired shots and one bullet hit Shyrock.

Lexington Police were able to stop Marvell Lacy and a 16-year-old right after the shooting on Race Street. At the time, police charged both with Fleeing/Evading 1st, Criminal Mischief 3rd, and drug charges.

Detectives later determined that three other people were also involved in the crime, Jemel Barber, another 16-year-old, and a 16-year-old female who officers identified as the getaway driver.

Police now believe the five suspects had targeted a house on Race Street to commit a robbery, leading to an exchange of gunfire in the house.

Police had previously charged Barber with murder in a shooting that happened on July 23rd on Versailles Road.

Lacy pleaded not guilty in Fayette Circuit court to a murder charged on Friday afternoon. Barber remains in the Scott County Detention Center on unrelated charges. Two of the three teens are in a juvenile detention center. The third juvenile is on the run.

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