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Lexington police investigating Christmas Eve homicide

Lexington Police at the scene of a reported shooting on Transylvania Park, Tuesday, December 24, 2019.  (WKYT/Krista Frost)
Lexington Police at the scene of a reported shooting on Transylvania Park, Tuesday, December 24, 2019. (WKYT/Krista Frost)(WKYT)
Published: Dec. 24, 2019 at 8:47 AM EST
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Lexington police are investigating a homicide on Christmas Eve.

Police were called to an apartment building Transylvania Park, near Euclid Avenue, around 8 a.m. Tuesday. A coroner's van showed up at the scene a short time later.

The Fayette County coroner says 21-year-old Jonathan Meristil was shot multiple times inside an apartment.

This is the 27th homicide in the city this year. The record number is 28.

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