UPDATE: 24-year-old charged with murder in Jan. 7 shooting death

Man was shot on Cantrill Drive

UPDATE POSTED 5 P.M. JAN. 27, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police have charged a 24-year-old man with murder in a shooting death earlier this month.

According to police, Deonte Carter has  also been charged with evidence tampering in connection with the Jan. 7 shooting death of 26-year-old Kobby Lee Martin in the 1700 block of Cantrill Drive. He is lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.

This investigation is ongoing, police said. Officers did not release information about a motive, how the two men might have been connected or other details.

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: (1/8/22) (WTVQ)-The Fayette County coroner has identified the man shot and killed in a Friday night homicide in Lexington.

Coroner Gary Ginn says 26-year-old Kobby Lee Martin died from gunshot wounds Friday night. The incident happened in the 1700 block of Cantrill Drive. Martin was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is the city’s second homicide victim of the young new year.

No other information is available at this time.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington police are investigating after a man was shot and killed Friday night.

According to police, officers responded to a call of a person down at the 1700 block of Cantrill Drive, around 9:09 p.m. Friday.

When they arrived police say they found an unresponsive man in the road with a gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim is described as a 27-year old male. His name has not yet been released.

The Lexington Police Department is looking for the person responsible.

Detectives are asking residence in the area to please check their home surveillance video.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police at (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.

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