UPDATE: Man wanted in Red Mile Rd. home invasion turns himself in
10-21-16 8:15 p.m.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington police say a man wanted in connection with a drug-related home invasion and double shooting has turned himself in. Investigators say 20-year-old Demetrioun L. Boaz surrendered to authorities Friday night.
Police say Boaz is charged with robbery.
10-21-16 4:05 p.m.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say a Lexington man has been identified as a suspect in a home invasion on Red Mile Road on Thursday.
Officers say an arrest warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Demetrioun L. Boaz, who has been charged with robbery.
Anyone with information about Boaz’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lexington Police Department.
A second suspect in the case who was shot during the robbery remains in the hospital. He faces a robbery charge upon release.
10-21-16 1:08 p.m.
Police in Lexington are releasing additional details about a shooting, home invasion, and barricade situation that shut down Red Mile Road for hours Thursday night.
Officers say they were called to the Shell gas station on South Broadway on a report of a person with a gunshot wound. When they arrived, they say they found a 22-year-old man, who was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Shortly thereafter, officers say they learned of a 19-year-old man had arrived at Saint Joseph Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say, through witness interviews, they were able to determine both men had been involved in a narcotics-related robbery at a townhome in the 900 block of Red Mile Road.
Officers say during that robbery, several suspects armed with handguns went into the townhome. Investigators say a friend of the home’s resident, who was also armed, shot one of the suspects. That was the 19-year-old who showed up at the hospital. Another friend of the resident, the 22-year-old found at the Shell Station, was accidentally shot during the gunfire.
Police say both the suspect and the victim remain hospitalized. Officers are still trying to locate and identify the other suspects in the robbery.
According to the Lexington Police Department, the suspects will be charged with robbery, at least, with additional charges possible pending.
Police say they have increased patrols in the area, and are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call them at (859) 258-3600.
Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.
10/21/16 7:08 a.m.
Lexington police say two men were shot Thursday night during an apparent robbery, which led to a barricade situation, an escape and the temporary closure of Red Mile Road.
Police say a suspect who had barricaded himself inside an apartment on Red Mile Road near Unity Drive, escaped by kicking a screen out of a window.
Red Mile Road, which was closed during the incident, has reopened.
Officers say it all began around 8:30 p.m., when three people tried to rob a home on Red Mile Road.
Police say shots were fired and at least two people were hit.
Police say the don’t know yet if the people who were shot are suspects or victims.
Investigators say one of the people who was shot is a 22-year-old man who showed up at a nearby Shell gas station with a bullet wound to the back.
Police say a teenager, who had been shot several times, was dropped off at Saint Joseph Hospital by someone in a car.
Officers say that victim, who is 18, was in critical condition. Police say he was later transferred to UK Hospital.
Investigators believe both men were shot on Red Mile Road. They say police found a handgun outside an apartment building.
During the barricade situation, the Lexington Police Department’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) was called out, along with a robot on wheels.
This is the same area 18-year old Nathaniel McNealy, of Louisville, was shot and killed at a party on October 1, 2016.