UPDATE: Man charged in shooting death of 28-year-old

UPDATE POSTED 11:55 a.m. MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police are looking for information in connection with the shooting death of a 28-year-old man Sunday evening on Pennebaker Drive.

According to police, shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2021, officers responded to the 1000 block of Pennebaker Drive for a reported shooting. The victim, a 28-year-old man, later identified as Devante Bell, was involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to shots fired.

Bell was transported UK Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to the coroner’s office.

During the investigation a 37-year-old suspect, Carl Munford, was arrested and charged with murder and wanton endangerment 1st.

Munford is currently lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.

Anyone with additional 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 6:50 a.m. MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 28-year-ld Lexington man was killed in a shooting Sunday night, marking the second fatal shooting within hours.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said Devante Bell was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky Medical Center at 7:43 p.m. He’d been taken there following a shooting just after 7 p.m. in the 100 block of Pennebaker Drive, Ginn said.

He died from a gunshot wound, Ginn said. An autopsy is scheduled for today. The death is being investigated as a homicide.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A shooting Sunday night left one person fighting for their life, another in custody and several others charged with disorderly conduct.

According to Lexington Police, officers responded to a shots-fired call at 7:09 p.m. on Pennebaker Drive.

At the scene, they found a victim, who was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

One person was detained as a suspect, police said.

Multiple people were charged with disorderly conduct when police said a dispute broke out among people watching the scene.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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