UPDATE: Second 18-year-old charged in shooting that blinded 5-year-old


Update at 9:26 p.m. on 7-22-21:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police have charged a second 18-year old in connection to a shooting that left a then 5-year old boy, blind.

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Thursday night, investigators announced Teyo Waite was charged with Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, and two counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree in connection to the December 2020 shooting.

Waite was lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.

Detectives are asking anyone with information in this case, 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 www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.


Original story below from 7-22-21:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An 18-year-old already charged with one gun-related rampage now has been charged with another shooting that left a young boy, who was 5 at the time, blind.

Michael Lemond was served Wednesday with new warrants charging him with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of wanton endangerment in connection with the Dec. 21, 2020 shooting on Catera Drive that left Malakai Roberts blind. His mother, Lacy Roberts, also was injured when bullets went through the wall of their apartment.

Malakai was permanently blinded by a bullet that hit him in the head.

Two other people almost were struck by the gunfire, according to arrest citations.

Lemond has been in jail since May 28 on a long list of violence-related charges. His bond is set at $50,500 cash in those cases. No bond has been set in the new charges.

The other shooting involved his mother on May 23. Court records allege Lemond hit his mother, then shot at her during a fight. Police caught up with him few days later and said at the time he fled from them, crashing into a home and hitting several vehicles on Cambridge Drive.

In the May cases, he is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, carrying a concealed weapon, fleeing police, and five counts of wanton endangerment, among other things, according to jail records.

Michael Lemond/Fayette County Detention Center