LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - An orange cone sat behind a home on Honey Jay Court in Lexington for days. The cone marked the spot where an off-duty police officer found 19-year-old Devontae Edwards shot and barely alive on May 28. Edwards was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital hours after he was shot. Lexington detectives spent Memorial Day sifting through the crime scene.
Neighbors along Honey Jay Court told WKYT's Miranda Combs the sound of gunshots isn't uncommon in the area, but having a homicide victim in the area isn't common. "Usually you don't hear sirens, and nothing else happens, but a few minutes later I started hearing sirens, and I figured someone actually got shot," one neighbor said. "More often it's some fool playing with a gun trying to impress somebody."
The mystery surrounding Edward's death continues, making him the victim in Lexington's second unsolved homicide for 2017.