2 arrested in connection with deadly shooting at Lexington Marathon
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Two people have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting at a Lexington Marathon gas station.
Police say 19-year-old Marquan King was arrested on charges of murder, assault, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. We’re told 21-year-old Lamont Clayborne is facing a charge of tampering with physical evidence.
On March 17, 43-year-old Justin Cooke was found with a gunshot wound in a Marathon parking lot on N MLK Blvd and Third St.
King’s arrest citation says he intentionally approached the victims at the gas station, shooting both Cooke and another woman before running away. The citation says the woman was hit in the shoulder, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the Fayette County Coroner, Cooke later died at UK Medical Center at 8:44 p.m. on Friday night.
Online records show back in 2020, King was convicted in Fayette County on a robbery charge as a juvenile but was out on parole.
King appeared before a judge Wednesday afternoon for his arraignment. A not-guilty plea was entered for him, and his bond remains at $750,000.
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