Suspect arrested in deadly Lexington shooting, victim identified
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - An arrest has been made in connection with a deadly overnight shooting in Lexington.
Police say 53-year-old Sean Smith has been charged with murder and wanton endangerment.
The victim, 44-year-old James Allen Palmatier, was found early Friday morning in the 1800 block of Augusta Drive around 1:51 a.m. Police say he had suffered a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has not yet been identified.
Police are now trying to determine what led up to the shooting.
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 www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.
Smith is currently in the Fayette County Detention Center.
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