LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Georgetown teenager has been charged with murder and robbery in connection to a deadly shooting in Lexington, according to Lexington Police.
Investigators say 18-year old Jemel Barber was already in jail in Scott County on unrelated charges when he was served with warrants in the Lexington case.
He is the second person to be charged in the case. On Tuesday, 23-year old Durease Richards was charged with facilitation to commit murder. He was lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington.
All of this began shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Day’s Motel on Versailles Road in Lexington. Investigators say 40-year old Tyrece Lionel Clark, of Lexington, was found shot at the motel. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died.
Police say they think Clark knew the suspects.
The night of the shooting, witnesses in the area told officers they saw three men leave the scene in a black pickup truck. It was learned later through Lexington Police documents that investigators think Richards was driving the getaway truck.
Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone with additional information about this case to contact Lexington Police at 859-258-3600.
Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).
Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.