Coroner identifies man killed in Lexington shooting

Man dead after shooting, crash in Lexington
Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 11:42 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is dead after a shooting and a crash in Lexington.

Police say just before 11 p.m. Sunday a car crashed into a parked car on Charles Avenue, not far from Newtown Pike.

When crews arrived, they realized the driver had a gunshot wound.

The Fayette County Coroner pronounced the driver, identified as 54-year-old Randy Wise, dead at the scene.

Wise was the only person in the car. Officers do not know where the shooting happened, or where Wise may have been coming from. Police could not share any information about potential suspects.

The coroner says Wise’s death has been ruled a homicide. This marks the 23rd homicide in Lexington this year, 18 of which have been gun-related.

This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at, or through the P3 tips app available at

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