UPDATE: Suspect in Chestnut St. shooting pleads not guilty

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man charged in a fatal Lexington shooting over the weekend appeared in a Lexington courtroom on Monday.

32-year-old Jesse Ray Nance, Jr. pleaded not guilty in the shooting of 48-year-old John Drain Moffett.

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Moffett died from a gunshot wound near the intersection of Fifth and Chestnut on Saturday morning.  Moffett was known in the community as a frequent volunteer with the Catholic Action Center.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 6 at 8:30 a.m.

The Catholic Action Center is planning a memorial service for Moffett around lunchtime on Thursday and hopes the community will attend.

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2/27/17 8:57 a.m.

Suspect in Chestnut Street shooting to be arraigned Monday

Lexington Police have arrested and charged 32-year-old Jesse Ray Nance, Jr. in connection to a fatal shooting.

The Fayette County Coroner says 48-year-old John Drain Moffett died from a gunshot wound Saturday morning near the intersection of Fifth and Chestnut.

Police say when they arrived on scene they found a woman shot in the leg outside the home then heard more gun shots inside where they found Moffett.

Those who live in the neighborhood say he was well known; a patron and volunteer with the nearby Catholic Action Center for more than a decade.

Ginny Ramsey from the Catholic Action Center said, “John was a kind and good man. He had a lot that he had lived through and a lot that he lived with but you know to sum up, when I think of john I smile.”

Funeral arrangements for Moffett have not been announced.

Nance has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.

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2/26/17 9:43 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The identity of a man killed during a violent night of shootings in Lexington has now been released.

The Fayette County Coroner says 48-year-old John Drain Moffett died from a gunshot wound Saturday morning near the intersection of Fifth and Chestnut.

Police say when they arrived on scene they found a woman shot in the leg outside the home then heard more gun shots inside where they found Moffett.

Those who live in the neighborhood say he was well known; a patron and volunteer with the nearby Catholic Action Center for more than a decade.

Ginny Ramsey from the Catholic Action Center said, “John was a kind and good man. He had a lot that he had lived through and a lot that he lived with but you know to sum up, when I think of john I smile.”

Police have arrested 32-year-old Jesse Ray Nance, Jr. In connection with the shooting.

Nance has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.