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Lexington police release new details in two open murder investigations


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police gave new details Friday morning on the murders of Jonathan Price and Charles Wright.

Jonathan Price, a Marine, was killed around 1:30 a.m. on June 21, outside of Austin City Saloon on Woodhill Drive. His wife Megan was also shot, but is recovering.

Police released the descriptions of two men wanted in connection with his murder. They said both men were armed and they don't know which man was the shooter. Police also said the men ran away but may have gotten into a vehicle at some point.

The first man is described as a black man with an average build and thick, shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was wearing a white t-shirt.

The second man is also described as a black man with an average build, and police said he was wearing a dark t-shirt with large writing across the chest, dark jeans, and white sneakers. "We are also reviewing video evidence from the surrounding businesses, trying to see what other witnesses or vehicles were leaving," said Lexington police Lt. Brian Maynard.

Police are also looking for a purse and wallet taken during the robbery. The purse is teal, and the wallet has the Marine emblem on it.

The second murder victim was Charles Wright, who was shot the morning of June 22 on 6th Street, outside his home.

Police said Wright's shooter was a heavy-set black man with thin braids or dreadlocks, who was wearing a white t-shirt and checkered shorts. They said the shooter got into a silver car with tinted windows after shooting Wright.

Police are asking that if you have any information on either murder, give them a call.


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