Name of victim in Lexington homicide released
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The name of the victim in a Lexington homicide has been released.
The Fayette County Coroner’s Office announced 37-year-old Brandon Walker, of Lexington, died from multiple gunshot wounds.
According to police, officers were called just after 9 Tuesday morning to the 2800 block of Yellowstone Parkway for a shots fired report.
When officers arrived, they found a male victim, now identified as Walker, suffering from a gunshot wound in front of an apartment building. Walker was declared dead at the scene.
The suspect left before officers got to the scene.
The property owner, where the shooting took place, says he got a call early this morning from one of the tenants who heard shots fired and grew concerned. That’s when he rushed over and was able to speak to the police who asked him to provide the names and contact information of everyone who lives there. He says there are security cameras on the property, but they weren’t working at the time of the incident, because tenants had previously asked to have their privacy protected.
We did notice surveillance cameras on the property, but he tells me they weren’t working at the time of the incident because tenants had previously asked to have their privacy protected.
Police have also been seen going in and out of a shed on the property, searching for evidence pertaining to the crime. The property owner says at least one bullet was found inside.
This is the city’s 41st murder this year. Shattering last year’s record of 37. This is also the second gun-related murder in the last three days.
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.
This is a developing story.
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