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One charged with murder in shooting outside Fayette Mall

Published: Nov. 5, 2020 at 9:58 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 6, 2020 at 5:57 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police confirm one person has died after being shot outside Fayette Mall Thursday night.

Officials say they found 23-year-old Jermaine Barber shot in the Fayette Mall parking lot around 8 p.m. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Jessin Stateman is charged with murder in the case.

Jessin Statemen
Jessin Statemen(Fayette County Detention Center)

Police say their investigation found that Stateman and the Barber were acquaintances who had agreed to meet outside the mall. During the course of the meeting, a disorder ensued and Stateman shot Barber.

Stateman was found in a nearby parking lot and taken into custody without incident.

Our crew at the scene Thursday night saw police investigating three scenes that stretched about half a mile down Nicholasville Road. The first was at the mall outside of The Cheesecake Factory, where the victim was found. Then, at Walmart and the Courtesy Acura dealership, police were looking at cars with possible evidence and bullet holes.

Back in August, 17-year-old Kenneth Wayne Bottoms Jr. died in a shooting that happened at Fayette Mall. After that, the mall curfew was tightened and an escort policy was put in place.

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