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Jan 29, 2013 2:44 PM

Man Formally Charged With Murder In Weekend Lexington Shooting

Lexington Police said Tuesday that a man charged in a weekend shooting incident has now been official charged with murder after one of the victims died from his injuries.

Allen M. Smith, 23, of Lexington was pronounced dead at about 6 p.m. at UK Hospital Monday night. Police say a man, later identified as Dynell A. Stewart, 21, fired shots at a car driving along Bolivar Street near the Tolly Ho restaurant around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Bullets hit the driver and a passenger in the car. A third person in the vehicle was not injured.

Officers say the men drove themselves to the hospital, and the two victims suffered life-threatening injuries.

Police say they obtained a warrant for Stewart on Monday and arrested him with the help of Frankfort police.

Police said Tuesday that this does not appear to be a random shooting, and that the suspect, Stewart, was in also in a car at the time of the shooting.

The other victim, whose name has not been released, is at UK Hospital listed in serious condition. So far, police have not released a possible motive for the shooting.


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