Victim in latest deadly shooting in Lexington identified
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The name of the victim in Lexington’s latest deadly shooting has been released.
The coroner says the victim has been identified as 51-year-old Raymond Bernard Brooks.
Police say they were called to the 1700 block of Jennifer Road just after noon Thursday for a reported shooting at Phoenix Apartments.
They found a person, now identified as Brooks, with a gunshot wound. Police say Brooks was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Police say the suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.
This is Lexington’s 36th homicide of 2022. The city set a record in 2021 for homicides with 37.
Neighbors say this isn’t unusual for the neighborhood. They say they see police in the area often.
Shawnda Snow lives in the apartment complex and says this makes her feel sick. Her son was murdered in 2018 and she now advocates for justice and change.
“There’s got to be a better way. These young men raking each other’s lives. I just wish they would be more mindful in whatever the situation may be,” Snow said.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 Tips app available at www.p3tips.com.
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