UPDATE: Police need help in shooting that took former Tates Creek player


UPDATE, 9 A.M. MONDAY, AUG. 17, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police continue to look for suspects in a fatal shootig early Sunday and are asking the public’s help.

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Officers responded to the Residence Inn area in the 1000 block of Newtown Pike around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, August, 16 for a report of a large disorder with shots fired.

Upon arrival officers located the 18-year-old victim deceased.  The Fayette County Coroner’s office has identified the victim as Mykel Waide of Lexington.

And while his family and friends mourn, police need help.

Three additional victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police by calling (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by using a free P3 Tips app available at www.p3tips.com.  Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A former Tates Creek High School basketball player is the city’s latest homicide victim.

The Fayette County coroner identified the victim as 18-year old Mykel Waide.  Lexington Police say Waide was shot in the 1000 block of Newtown Pike near the Residence Inn overnight Sunday around 1:30 a.m.

The coroner says Waide died just after 3:00 a.m.

The cause of death has been ruled a homicide.  Lexington Police say this is the city’s 20th homicide this year.

No other information was released by the coroner.

Lexington Police say there were two other shooting victims who suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Their names were not released.

Investigators say the initial call was for a large disorder with shots fired at what turned out to be the shooting scene.  No other details were released by police.  As of this writing, no suspects have been named, no arrests made.

ABC 36 News has learned Waide just graduated from Tates Creek High School and was scheduled to begin classes this week at the University of Louisville.

*Note:  The photo of Mykel Waide that accompanies this story is courtesy of Tates Creek Basketball.

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