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UPDATE: Neighbors remember man shot and killed at his Lexington home

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - We continue to track a homicide investigation in which the shooter, who police say shot a man to death in Lexington Saturday night, is still on the run.

There are new developments Sunday night as officials have now identified the victim as 49-year-old Joseph Randolph.

Crime scene tape is still up and now flowers at the Lexington home on Simpson Avenue where Randolph was shot and killed Saturday night.

Ginny Daley, who lives one street over, put flowers and a card in Randolph's mailbox Sunday afternoon to honor him.

"I just wanted to express to the family that I was sorry for their loss and that we lost a good neighbor in the neighborhood," said Daley.

Neighbors tell us Randolph was living in the home alone with his dog.

Neighbors also say Randolph owned a few homes in the neighborhood and was a landlord to many of his neighbors.

Randolph was assaulted and shot and then taken to UK Hospital where he later died.

For neighbors, they say they aren't shocked that this shooting happened in their neighborhood. What they can't believe is that they'll never see Randolph again.

"It's going to be hard not seeing him and not seeing his dog named Heavy. He's a wonderful dog. But Joseph is going to be very missed," said Bobbie Smith, who lives nearby and knew Randolph.

"I drive by his house on the way to work and would see him and his dog on the porch," said Daley. "It's a tight knit community here. The houses are close together, so anything that affects one of us can affect all of us very easily."

Not sure what led to this shooting or who took Randolph's life, neighbors say they are on the lookout.

"It does feel like not just that we've lost him but that it's been an attack on the community too," said Daley.

Police tell us they are still investigating and do not know of any motive or have any suspects in the case at this time.

Neighbors say the man's dog, named Heavy, has been taken to a local animal shelter.

This is the first murder in Lexington this year.


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