Arrest warrant for suspect in shooting of nine year-old

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for a man they believe may have been involved in a shooting that sent a 9 year-old boy to a hospital in critical condition.  Police are now trying to locate Alberto Piñedas Contreras in connection with the shooting, that took place on March 7. 

Investigators believe Contreras may be driving a blue, 4-door, 2001 Kia Rio with Kentucky license plate number 855-BDB.

Anyone with any knowledge of Contreras’ whereabouts is asked to call police.  Tips can be phoned into the Division of Police at (859) 258-3600, the Robery/Homicide Unit or the Special Victims Unit at (859) 258-3700.  Anonymous tips can also be left with Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020, or on their website at

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