Man charged in 2016 shooting in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police arrest a man they say is responsible for a shooting in 2016 that left a man with life-threatening injuries.

According to court documents, the victim was approached by three men after being dropped off by an Uber at the intersection of N. Limestone and 7th Street back on June 26, 2016.

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Police say all three men pulled out guns, took him into an alley, and took the man’s wallet and cell phone.

They say one of the men, 25-year-old Timothy Shelby, was holding a gun to the back of the victim’s head.

According to documents, when the victim decided to fight back, the other two men ran, but Shelby struggled with the victim, then shot him multiple times.

Police say the man was able to tear Shelby’s shirt, which was later used by Kentucky State Police to collect DNA evidence that was matched to Shelby.

The victim survived.

Shelby is charged with assault and robbery.