Suspect charged in Lexington murder
Coroner: One dead, several injured after shooting at Summerhill Dr. in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UPDATE 5/10/23: Lexington Police have announced charges in the shooting death of a Lexington teen last week.
Stewart Watson, 19, was charged with Murder and Robbery in the 1st Degree in the shooting death of Michael Stinnett.
Watson is currently in custody.
His mugshot is not yet available on the jail website.
ORIGINAL 5/5/23: One person is dead, and several people are injured after a shooting at a bike path on Summerhill Drive in Lexington, according to the coroner.
The Fayette County Corner says that Michael Ray Stinnett, 16, died from a gunshot wound Friday at around 8 p.m. on the 1600 block of Summerhill Drive.
Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn tells us police and the coroner responded to the scene, which is directly behind homes on Squires Hill Road.
He also says police say there were two other people who suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital.
We do not know yet what types of injuries they suffered.
Neighbors and people in the area at the time say they heard the gunshots. One person who was in one of the houses, whose backyard touches the bike path, says it was a scary moment.
“And they came and said ‘someone’s been shot in your backyard.’ And so it wasn’t in the yard. It was on the walking path, and I said are you kidding and I jumped out, and I ran back there, and there was a guy right in the other side of the fence laying there begging for help,” the neighbor said.
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