LPD: Suspect shot another man for “hurting his image”


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say a man mad over comments about crack smoking shot another man earlier this month in Lexington.

Police took 23-year-old Lamarius Gates into custody on Tuesday and charged him with assault.

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Court documents say Gates shot a man in the leg at a home on Cambridge Drive back on October 6th.

Documents say Gates accused the man of hurting his image in the music industry by saying he smoked crack cocaine.

Police say Gates also stole the victim’s van.