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Lexington murder victim identified

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Police are still searching for the person responsible for the city's latest homicide. Right now, they don't have much to go on.

Police say the call came in around 5:40 on Wednesday morning for a person down along Chestnut Street. When they got there, they found 47-year-old Anthony Carter with a single gunshot wound. Emergency workers rushed him to UK Hospital, but he was pronounced dead once he got there.

Alford Jones says Carter was his big brother. He says Carter had moved from Michigan to Lexington to be closer to family and try to better himself.

"He loved his mom. He loved his kids," said Jones. "He was a good person at heart, you know, looking for a second chance."

Carter won't have that chance and now his family is hoping for answers, saying that they just want to know what happened and who committed the crime.

Jones said they always played basketball together and he never got to say goodbye.

"I didn't get a chance to win the last game, but that's okay," Jones said.

Police say the only description they have is that witnesses reported seeing a person on a bike leaving the area around the time of the murder.


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