Search Continues For Shooting Suspect

Lexington Police are looking for a man they say is responsible for a double shooting.

Police say Everett Young, Junior, shot his girlfriend and a 16-year old boy last night. It happened Tuesday morning, around one, at a home on Ohio Street.

Police say Young shot the boy in the back and Hightower in the leg.

Both Hightower and the teenage victim were taken to the hospital.

Hightower has since been released.

27 NEWSFIRST has learned the boy's parents, who live in Toledo, Ohio, have been contacted by police to come to Lexington. Police say he was a runaway.

Police say Young will face assault charges once he's caught.

Both Hightower and Young have a criminal history.

Just this year, a judge sentenced them to probation for credit card fraud.

In January, a Lexington woman told police she was raped and robbed after Hightower and Young gave her ride home from the Grapevine Bar on Tates Creek.

The two were later caught on surveillance using the victim's credit card

As for today's incident, police are still trying to figure out the relationship between Hightower and the 16-year old who was with her.


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  • by Norm Location: Stanford on Nov 20, 2007 at 12:24 PM
    Ok Why all the stuff about the credit card. I thought tha article was about 2 people getting shot not about a rape and credit card theft.
  • by Jeb Location: KY on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:37 AM
    The way I see it, there are three guilty parties involved here; 1) The guy who barged in and started shooting 2) The 16 year old who is a runaway from Toledo and 3) the woman who was with the runaway and (probably) knew his age and the fact he was a runaway. What were her intentions with the minor? I think Joey said it best and I have to agree. Please give us the WHOLE story; there has got to be more to it than what was reported.
  • by Nana Location: Mercer County on Nov 20, 2007 at 09:15 AM
    My heart goes out to both families involved in the murder trial. I can't believe the man was startled and shot five times! It's a no win situation, but, if you can't do the time, don't do the crime.....
  • by denver Location: winchester on Nov 20, 2007 at 08:24 AM
    I agree what was a runaway doing at this ladies home why did she not call police when he came to her home
  • by Joey Location: Lex on Nov 20, 2007 at 06:14 AM
    Is the woman going to be charged like any male would be if they were with a 16 year old girl? If he's a runaway from Toledo, what's to say the woman didn't meet him online. She needs to be charged with a crime involving a minor like any male would be charged with.

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