UPDATE: Police identify 34-year-old woman killed in Richmond, still searching for suspect

Hector Herendez-Diaz/Richmond Police

UPDATE: RICHMOND, Ky. (3:20 P.M.) (WTVQ) – The Richmond Police Department has identified 34-year-old Andrea Hernandez as the woman killed Wednesday morning in Richmond.

Police say on May 12, at approximately 3:30 A.M, the Richmond Police received information from the Lexington Police Department regarding a homicide.

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Police say they responded to Earlene Court where they found Hernandez dead from a gunshot wound.

Police are still searching for 40-year-old, Hector Hernandez-Diaz, also known as Hector Diaz-Hernandez of Richmond in connection with the homicide.

Photo Courtesy: Richmond Police. Hector Hernandez Diaz

Police believe Hernandez fled the scene in a Gray 2003 Volkswagen Passat, 4-Door, bearing KY Reg Plate # BFD078.

Photo Courtesy: Richmond Police

Police are urging people to use caution, as he is armed and dangerous.

If anyone has information related to the investigation or the whereabouts of Hernandez, call 859-624-4776 or email detective@richmond.ky.us


RICHMOND, Ky. (ORIGINAL STORY) (WTVQ) – A homicide investigation is underway in Richmond in the death of a woman discovered this morning.

Richmond Police are seeking 40-year-old Hector Hernandez-Diaz, who also is known as Hector Diaz-Hernandez, of Richmond in connection with a homicide.

Police urge the public to use caution as he is considered armed and dangerous.

He is believed to be operating a silver passenger car.  There is currently no information on the vehicle other than color.

Please contact us at 859-624-4776 or detective@richmond.ky.us

According to Richmond police, Four Mile Avenue is currently closed at Danielle Court and Estill Avenue due to a homicide investigation.

Police said to avoid the area until further notice.

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