Colchester Drive shooting is Lexington’s 2nd homicide in two days


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington Police are investigating the city’s 11th homicide of 2021 and the second in two days.

Officers say they responded to the 1800 block of Colchester Drive Wednesday around 11:16 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

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When police got there, someone told them the victims had left. Two people later arrived separately at the hospital with gunshot wounds. According to officers, a 19-year-old was stable, but a 20-year-old had died.

The Fayette County Coroner says that victim was 20-year-old Herbie Booker of Lexington.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at, or through the P3 tips app available at

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