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Lexington Police Respond To 3 Shootings Overnight

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The three people killed in three homicides overnight have been identified. All three were teenagers.

Late Tuesday night, two 15-year-old boys were shot near an apartment on Garden Springs Drive.

One, a Lafayette High School student, was dead at the scene while the other was seriously injured. Neighbors told LEX 18 they heard several "pops" that sounded like gunshots.

Police believe the incident might have been related to a drug deal. The victim was identified by family as Kevin Olmeda, 15. 

Fayette County Schools officials said counselors will be available Wednesday at Lafayette High for students who might need them. 

Police also responded Tuesday night to an incident in the 3500 block of Squires Woods Way.

Police say Lexington man Morgan Taylor Johnson, 21, kidnapped a woman from one location and brought her to her apartment, where he sexually assaulted her then shot and killed 19-year-old Christopher Spencer. 

Police dispatched its Emergency Response and Crisis Negotiation units. After more than an hour of negotiations, Johnson and female exited the building. Police say Johnson was taken into custody at 12:45 a.m.

Johnson was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center. He is charged with kidnapping, first-degree rape, murder and first-degree burglary.

Police also were called early Wednesday to an apartment complex on East Sixth Street near Shropshire on the city's near northeast side.

Officers responding about 4 a.m. found the body of a 19-year-old black male with an apparent gunshot wound. He was identified as 19-year-old Mikel Willis.

All of the incidents were still being investigated and police were expected to offer updates later Wednesday morning.

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