UPDATE: Lexington’s 29th homicide victim identified following overnight shooting

UPDATE POSTED 12:55 P.M. OCT. 5, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified the overnight shooting victim as 23-year old Jayontai McCann, of Lexington.

The coroner’s report says McCann died at UK Hospital at 5:17 a.m.  His death has been ruled a homicide, the city’s 29th of this year, according to Lexington Police statistics.  The record for homicides in a single-year since record keeping began by the police department is 34, which was set in 2020.

Lexington Police say McCann was found shot multiple times outside Liberty Heights Apartments on Liberty Road around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

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.

UPDATE POSTED 11:40 A.M. OCT. 5, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 23-year-old Lexington man was killed in an early-morning shooting, becoming the city’s 29th homicide victim of the year, according to Lexington Police.

Police said that at about 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the Liberty Heights Apartments in the 1700 block of Liberty Road for a report of a person being shot. When officers arrived, they found the 23-year-old man behind the apartments suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, police said.

The Fayette County Coroner’s office has not yet released the victim’s name.

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 POSTED 7 A.M. OCT. 5, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police say a man was found shot multiple times outside an apartment building overnight Tuesday.

Police say just before 4:00 a.m., they received a call about an assault at Liberty Heights Apartments on Liberty Road.

When officers arrived, they found a man shot outside one of the apartment buildings, according to investigators.

The victim was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.  His name wasn’t released.

Police are asking anyone with information in the case to contact the police department at 859-258-3600.

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