Arrest warrant issued for suspect in January murder

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in Lexington are asking the public for help locating a man they say was responsible for a murder and robbery on January 12 along Russell Cave Road.

Officers say they have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Devonte Martez Hobbs, 21, in connection to the homicide.

According to police, just before 9:30 p.m. on January 12, officers were called to the McDonald’s parking lot on Russell Cave Road in response to shots fired and a possible injury collision.  First responders on the scene found a victim suffering multiple gunshot wounds.  The Fayette Co. Coroner later identified the victim as 23-year-old Timothy Brown, Jr.

Officers are working to locate Hobbs. He is described as 5′ 2″ inches tall and 110 pounds. They say Hobbs also goes by the street name “Tigg.”

Anyone with knowledge of Hobbs’ whereabouts or with additional information about this case is asked to call police at 859-258-3600.  Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or online at

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