Police Say Lexington Murder Was Gang-Related

Lexington Police now say the last murder of 2007 was the result of gang on gang violence.

On December 21, 19-year-old Luis Quiroz was found shot in his car on Trail Wood Lane.

Late Tuesday, police arrested a 15-year-old boy for the deadly shooting, charging him with murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Another 15-year-old and two 17-year-olds were charged with complicity to murder.

Police also arrested Adrian Buenrostro, 18, and Isias Manuel, 19, and Matthew Robey, 26.

They are charged with complicity to murder.

In court documents obtained by 27 NEWSFIRST, police stated that Robey forced the 15-year-old murder suspect to cause harm to Quiroz, which led to Quiroz's death.

Police say they spent much of the day on Tuesday, rounding up and arresting the suspects. Police say they are all members of the Latin Kings gang.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 at 08:23 PM
    It's time for a fresh start ... Now they can't hold our past against us... Antionio Fernandez 96'
  • by Adrian Location: Kentucky on Feb 26, 2010 at 08:16 PM
    continued.. and as much as it hurt to many families things like this should never happen but they do. so instead of puting down the hispanic comunity lets learn from our mistakes and prevent things like this from happening.. they happen in all cultures so It is better to remove the beam from your eye, before you remove the splinter from someone elses.”
  • by A student in KY Location: KY on Feb 25, 2010 at 12:04 AM
    Well well...It seems we have morons who think they are experts but I have very interesting and confirmed knowledge on the issues discussed in this matter. If you want to see truth and facts go see this link. It is on the Lexington Gangs and their supporters.. http://www.newsnet14.com/2010/02/22/lexington-to-l-a-underground/
  • by Nadia Location: LEXINGTON on May 16, 2009 at 09:02 PM
    BRENDA, YOU SEEM TO BE VERY UNEDUCATED. YOU MENTIONED THAT THE HISPANIC POPULATION IS IS OVERLOADING THE HELP THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDES AND THAT THEY SHOULD BE DEPORTED? FIRSTLY, IN ORDER TO BE DEPORTED YOU HAVE TO BE ILLEGAL. SECONDLY, OF YOU ARE ILLEGAL YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR GOVERNMENT BENEFITS. ARE YOU MAD BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T QUALIFY FOR GOVERNMENT HELP? MAYBE YOU'RE ILLEGAL TOO AND SHOULD BE DEPORTED. GOOD THING YOU'RE LEAVING CALIFORNIA. 1 DOWN A FEW THOUSAND RACIST GRINGOS TO GO. BY THE WAY, WE ARE EVERYWHERE!!! GOOD LUCK
  • by Adrians And Isias Cuzz Location: Cardinal Valley, KY on Feb 20, 2009 at 10:11 PM
    aye it aint my cuzz Adrians and Isias fault Matthew came to their house, and held them at gun point tellin them to help him or he will murder them, so dey did it, i aint playin for real. they my cuasins, i live where the murder was caused. Email Me
  • by jaun Location: lexington on Feb 26, 2008 at 07:49 PM
    well for all ya people its not jus mexicans its black people and white people the bloods think they hard but they not.... really no gang exist here.....and its none of yas buisness to say to deport them
  • by LATINA Location: KY on Feb 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM
    Brenda come to Ky for a week and you will see that Hispanics are not the problems, don't just talk because you can...
  • by Brenda on Feb 19, 2008 at 01:11 PM
    I currently live in California, where the hispanic population is increasing. So is drugs, and other criminal activity. This is why i am leaving. They overload the welfare system, hospital's, ssi, receive jobs with no qualifications. Alot of the drugs are brought in by the hispanic population. I say deportation is the only way to get rid of these problems. There are other races in gangs, drugs and other criminal activities, and that problem also needs to be dealt with
  • by I’m proud to be LATINA!!! Location: Win on Jan 30, 2008 at 03:42 PM
    Come on people this issue doesn’t concern you or any one else that is not involved, please take care of your business and stop trying to solve the other’s because I’m sure that if your getting into some one else’s problems is because you can’t even solve your own. On to that one person that is saying that Matthew Robey is not a US citizen please mind your own business and let other’s say what ever they please, if he is not the what and if he is then what is that going to change anything he might have done, I think not. Live your life as if today was the last day because you don’t know what tomorrow might bring to whites, blacks or Latinos.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2008 at 08:03 PM
    Lexington, release your racial prejudices and judgemnts. The gangs of our city involve all different classes, ages, and races of people. This did not occur to stir up ill feelings toward the Hispanics in our city. Judgement cannot be passed on an entire race based on the actions of 7 people. Don't you understand that we cannot continue to sow anger and expect to reap peace? I am friends with many Hispanic kids in my school, and I am constantly amazed at their kindess, gentleness, and eagerness to learn. If you cannot find it within your moral to show love to them, at least accept them as God's children. We are ALL beautiful in His sight and He desires each of our hearts. Men look at the exterior, yet the Lord examines the inside...we are all the same. If you can find any ounce of love and humanity in your heart, then pray for those involved in this tragedy and for the racial barriers of this city to be broken!

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