UPDATE: Donations Being Accepted for Killed Teen
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Friends and family of a teen killed in Lexington last week are trying to raise money for burial costs.
Angel Juarez, 14, was killed on Thanksgiving.
Police say he was shot several times when he opened the door to his home on Henton Way. Investigators believe the shooting happened because of a fight between Kevin Garcia, 23, and Juarez’s older brother. They say Garcia was trying to confront the brother at the home but killed Juarez instead.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral costs. Click here to access the page. Embrace Methodist Church of Lexington is also accepting donations, which can be given online at https://embracechurch.cloverdonations.com/juarez-family-fund/.
Friends of Juarez are posting on social media that there will be a candle light vigil of Juarez at Thompson Park next Sunday at one o’clock in the afternoon.
Garcia remains in jail in West Virginia. Lexington police say he will be extradited back here, but there is no word on when that will happen
11/26/16 9:07 p.m.
Lexington Police Charge Kevin Garcia with Murder in Death of Teen
Lexington police are now officially confirming 23-year-old Kevin Garcia has been charged with murder in the death of 14-year-old Angel Juarez.
Friday night police in West Virginia arrested Garcia after a traffic stop.
Lexington Police say the shooting happened because of a fight between Garcia and Juarez’s older brother.
Investigators say Garcia was trying to confront the brother Thursday night on Henton road, but Angel opened the door, and Garcia shot him multiple times.
Right now, Garcia is in jail in West Virginia, but Lexington Police say he will be extradited back to the city.