UPDATE: Family stages protest for Lexington teen killed

Protest scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m. in front of courthouse

UPDATE: (11/1/21 12:00 P.M.) – The family of a teenager who was killed last week is speaking out and calling on the community to protest gun violence.

Viviana Villarados shared a message on social media calling for justice in the death of 17-year-old Sergio Villarados. The post asks members of the community to gather in front of the courthouse in downtown Lexington on Tuesday at 9 a.m. for a protest against gun violence.

Sergio was shot and killed last week. Lexington police said a homicide investigation was launched.

In the meantime, the family says they hope the community will rally together for information in Sergio’s death. The family also said a truck meet and memorial will take place Monday at 8 p.m. at El Rodeo.

UPDATE: (11:22 A.M.) (OCTOBER 29TH) (WTVQ/Press Release) – The Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide on Price Road.

On Thursday, Oct. 28 around 8:50 p.m., officers responded to the area of Price Road and Fairdale Drive in reference to an injury accident. On arrival, officers located a black Chevrolet Impala on its side with two occupants trapped.

A 19-year-old female victim had a reported non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported by the Lexington Fire Department to a local hospital. A 17-year-old male victim, Sergio Villarados, identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, was also located in the vehicle and pronounced deceased. After further examination of the male victim a gunshot wound was located.

Detectives believe this incident began in the area of the 700 block of Breathitt Avenue.

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: (7:30 A.M.) (OCTOBER 29TH) (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner has identified a teenager killed after a shooting and crash Thursday night as Sergio Villarados.

According to the coroner’s office, the 17-year-old died from a gunshot wound. Another person taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound had non-life threatening injuries. Their age has not been released.


UPDATE: (11:00 P.M.)(OCTOBER 28TH) (WTVQ) – According to Lexington Police, officers responded to a call of a car on its side on Price Road and Fairdale Drive at 8:51 P.M.

Police say 1 person was found dead inside the car.  Another person, taken to the hospital Thursday night with a gunshot wound that police say is non-life threatening injuries.

Police say they are still investigating the cause of death of the other person in the car.

Investigators say right before the incident happened, police had just responded to a shots fired call on Breathitt Avenue, which is only 6 minutes away from Price Road.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story.  Look for updates online and on ABC 36 News.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (9:50 P.M.) (OCTOBER 28TH) (WTVQ) – One person is dead and another person with a gunshot wound was rushed to a hospital Thursday night in Lexington, according to Lexington Police.

Investigators say the call came in at 8:52 p.m. at Price Road and Fairdale Drive.

Police say when officers arrived, they found one person dead inside a vehicle, but didn’t immediately know how or why the person died.  They say another person at the scene was suffering from a gunshot wound and was rushed to an area hospital.

This is a developing story.  Look for updates online and on ABC 36 News.

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