Suspect named in Lexington teen's murder

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- Lexington Police investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in the shooting of a teen shot and killed Wednesday night.

Lexington Division of Police investigators say they are looking for Ernest Wheeler III, in connection to the fatal shooting of Patrick Puckett, 18, that happened at 2824 Ryan Circle.

Investigators with the Division of Police Robbery/Homicide Unit obtained a Murder arrest warrant for Wheeler (D.O.B.-1/14/93).

Anyone with information about the suspect's whereabouts, or this case, is asked to the call the Lexington Division of Police immediately. Tips can be phoned into: the Division of Police at (859)258-3600, or the Robbery/Homicide Unit at (859)258-3700 or Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859)253-2020. You can also submit tips by cell phone. Simply text: "tips2020" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Finally, information can be submitted by logging onto

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