Teen victim identified in deadly Lexington shooting; 15-year-old charged with murder

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – A report from the Lexington Police Department states that a 15-year-old male has been charged with murder in a shooting that killed a 17-year-old on Kingtree Court.

Officers were initially called to an area on Eastin Drive, near Bryan Station Road.

The Fayette County coroner identified the victim as Bryant D. Gaston, Jr.

Police were called to the scene a little before 7 p.m. Friday after being notified of a shooting at a home.  When they arrived, officers say they found the victim dead of a gunshot wound.

Investigators say the suspect, victim, and a third friend had been in possession of a handgun when the shooting occurred.

The suspect was arrested and taken to the Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

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