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Police: Witnesses identified bar shooting suspect

During a hearing Wednesday for a man accused of shooting two people outside a Lexington bar, police testified witnesses helped them make an arrest in the case.

Police charged 22-year-old Demetrius Flynn with assault, following the shooting November 4 outside Silks Lounge on Mill Street.

A hearing for Flynn Wednesday centered around testimony from Lexington Police Detective Franz Wolfe.

The detective says the night of the shooting, police found Flynn in the area.

Police say they arrested Flynn after a chase.

"Two separate witnesses identified the defendant as discharging a firearm into a crowd of people," Wolfe testified.

Police claim Flynn had been kicked out of the bar moments before the shooting.

Jerrad Grider and Brooks Richardson were injured in the shooting. Grider was shot in the back, Richardson near the eye.

Flynn's lawyer says his client is innocent, and claims the fact police didn't find a gun on Flynn, or test his hands for gunpowder residue could prove pivotal.

"It's a significant missing link, but we'll wait for the grand jury, but I think that's a good fact for Mr. Flynn," attorney Matt Ryan said.

Along with two counts of assault, police charged Flynn with public intoxication, fleeing and evading, and resisting arrest.

After the hearing Wednesday, the judge sent Flynn's case on to the grand jury.


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