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Lexington shooting victim identified by coroner

A man injured in a double shooting has died.

Livrado Romero

A man who was critically injured during a violent home invasion earlier this week has died. 44-year-old Livrado Romero was gunned down during the shooting on Wayland Drive, near Bryan Station, on Monday.
The Fayette County Coroner has identified Romero Thursday morning.

Police say 18-year-old Edgar Vieyra broke into Romero's home through the back door, and shot him and another woman.

In an interview with the Herald-Leader Romero's son says Vieyra came to the home looking for the mother of his children, Livrado Romero's daughter. He says his father was shot while trying to keep Vieyra from getting to her. During the violent confrontation another woman was also shot and a third person was injured in the fight that ensued.

Vieyra was held down until police arrived. Romero was taken to UK hospital but died there. The coroner's report lists his cause of death as a gunshot wound. The other woman who was shot is recovering from her injuries.

Vieyra hasn't been charged with murder yet. Police say the case is now in the hands of the prosecutors office and they'll be responsible for that if it happens.

The Brenda Cowan Coalition is accepting donations for the Librado Romero family. The funds will assist in covering the costs for funeral and burial services, and the needs of the surviving four grandchildren. Donations can be mailed or brought by the Brenda Cowan Coalition, located at 1364 Devonport Drive. Please specify on the check for funds to be given to the Romero fund.


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