Murder suspect arrested in Lexington Monday night

Malik Nelson Nelson was arrested late Monday night after police got a tip about his location.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Lexington Police confirm they have arrested 18-year-old Malik Nelson for the murder of 21-year-old Christian Cubert.

On Monday night, around 9:30 p.m., police say they received a tip that Nelson was in the area of Maple Avenue and Bryan Avenue.

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Police brought out several units, including a helicopter, and Nelson was located hiding in a bush just after 11 p.m.

Christian Cubert was killed early last month on Devonport Drive near Hillcrest Memorial Park, according to investigators.

Officers say they found Cubert suffering from multiple gunshot wounds outside an apartment complex.

He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Police say Nelson had made statements just before the incident about Cubert potentially telling on them for prior criminal activity.