UPDATE: 51-year-old shooting victim identified, is city’s 35th homicide

This is Lexington's 35th homicide of 2021 and all but one has involved a gun

UPDATE POSTED 10:40 A.M. DEC. 8, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The victim in Tuesday night’s fatal shooting in Lexington has been identified as 51-year-old Ramon Franklin Pennie, according to Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn.

Pennie was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m. at the University of Kentucky Medical Center as the result of a gunshot wound, Ginn said.

His death was ruled a homicide.

UPDATE POSTED 10:40 A.M. DEC. 8, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The 51-year-old victim in a Tuesday night shooting has died, marking the 35th homicide of the year in the city, breaking the 2020 record of 34 homicides.  All but one of the homicides this year has involved a gun, according to police.

According to Lexington Police, at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2021, officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of Hill Street. Officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds near an apartment complex. Officers began CPR on the victim until Lexington Fire Department arrived and transported him to a local hospital.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.  The Fayette County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 51-year old Ramon Franklin Pennie.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information 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.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police say a man was shot and gunfire hit five vehicles and two apartments on Tuesday night.

Investigators say a “shots fired” call came in at 8:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of Hill Street.

When officers arrived, they found a man shot.  They say the victim suffered life-threatening injuries.  His name wasn’t released.

Police say multiple shots were fired and that bullets hit five cars and two apartments in the 100 block of Northland Drive, which backs-up to Hill Street, which dead ends.

Investigators say no one else was hit or hurt.


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