UPDATE: 14-year-old charged in shooting death of 17-year-old
UPDATE, POSTED 10:30 A.M. MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A homicide investigation is underway after shots fired in an apartment.
On Sunday, April 18, 2021, around 3:47 p.m., Lexington Police responded to the 2800 block of Alumni Drive for a report of shots fired.
Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old juvenile victim, Hayden Nash, who was identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
After further investigation, a 14-year-old juvenile suspect was charged with Manslaughter 2nd, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Minor in Possession of Handgun. The teen is not being identified because of his age.
Police continue to investigate this case.
Anyone with information about this case is asked 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 POST 6 P.M. SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 17-year-old was killed Sunday afternoon in an Alumni Drive apartment shooting.
Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn identified the victim as Hayden Nash.
Ginn said the teen was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m. after he was shot inside a unit in Eastridge Apartments in the 2800 block of Alumni Drive.
Police said officers received a shots fired call around 3:45 p.m.
WTVQ ABC 36 News spoke with one neighbor about what she experienced.
“I was on the phone with a girlfriend on the porch and I heard screaming. At first I thought it was the kids over in that direction. I went in the apartment and five minutes after I got off the phone, this ambulance, the fire department and police were here with four, five, maybe six cruisers,” said Linda Murphy, a resident of the complex.
Police are also asking anyone with information about the shooting to submit a tip anonymously 24/7 at Bluegrass Crime Stoppers.