Lexington Police Investigating Murder

Police are investigating a murder that occurred at 4:28 a.m. Sunday in the 500 Block East Third Street in downtown Lexington. It's close to the Race Street intersection.

Police units responded to a report of a “disorder with shots fired.” When officers arrived they found an adult black male laying on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the U. K. Medical Center but later died. He was later identified as 19-year-old Tamond Thompson.

Witnesses told police Thompson and another male black were arguing just before they heard gunshots. Police describe the suspect as a male black wearing a white shirt and short pants, with a stocky build, short or shaved hair, standing about 5’ 9” and weighing about 180 pounds.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Personal Crimes Section of the Lexington-Fayette County Police Department at (859) 258-3700 or Bluegrass Crimestoppers at (859) 253-2020.

Associated Press Story
19-year-old man fatally shot in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Lexington police say that a 19-year-old man was shot and killed early yesterday after an argument.

Police say Tamond Thompson was found on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. He died at University of Kentucky Hospital.

Police won't say how many times Thompson was shot, but his sister says five shots were fired and her brother was struck in the back.

Witnesses told police that Thompson and the shooter had been arguing before the shooting.

No arrests have been made in the case.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by me annoymous Location: Lexington on Nov 2, 2007 at 01:35 PM
    tamond, i loved him. he always stay over my aunties house. i am 10.he is like family to me. but i was shocked to see he died. please pray.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jul 9, 2007 at 06:48 AM
    I know this is a crazy thought, but how about doing stuff to bring "up" the community rather than blaming people for bringing it down. Why is it that 90% of Lexington is actually afraid to drive through Race and Third street? It's not because two men don't know how to settle an argument like men -- it's because there's a culture of crime and decadence in that area that has been allowed to be acceptable. My friend owned a house in that area for a short time and was litterally chased out by threats from neighbors (my friend was white). This isn't likely to be posted, but it's all true.
  • by anonymous Location: USA on Jul 4, 2007 at 06:12 PM
    I feel sorrow for both the families of the deceased and the suspect. This is a result of youth not handling situations in an appropiate manner. This is a sad situation all around. One young man dies and the other will spend a long time in prison. I pray for our black young men because this is just bringin our community down.
  • by annonymous Location: winchester,ky on Jul 2, 2007 at 06:39 PM
    tamond was an old friend of mine i hadn't seen him in years. i've always known him to be a good person and for someone to go and shot and kill him was wrong. he hadn't even begun to live a full life yet. my prayers go out to his family which i know the ones in winchester and to all his friends. (we r gonna miss u so much tamond, u were takin away to early and we all love u alot)


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