Police: Early morning shooting turns fatal in Lexington


UPDATE: (4/09/21 7:30 A.M.) – Lexington police are investigating an early morning shooting that turned fatal.

According to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, Cyrus Davis, of Lexington, was killed early Friday after a shooting on Winchester Road.

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Police responded to a call of shots fired just before 3 A.M. on Winchester Road, between Loudon Avenue and Liberty Road. According to police, two men were found with gunshot wounds, one with life threatening injuries.

According to the coroner, Davis was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he later died. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning.

According to the coroner, the 35-year-old’s death is being investigated as a homicide.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people are injured after an early morning shooting Friday in Lexington. A portion of Winchester Road is blocked as police investigate.

According to Lexington police, officers responded to a call of shots fired just before 3 A.M. Friday on Winchester Road.

Once on scene, police said they found two men with gunshot wounds, one with life threatening injuries.

Police said Winchester Road, between Loudon Avenue and Liberty Road, is closed as officers investigate.

This is a developing story. Check back with ABC 36 for updates.


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