Police: Man, 10-year-old boy dead after Lexington murder-suicide

Large police presence at N. Upper and 6th Street
Posted at 12:38 PM, Feb 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-06 18:09:07-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two people are dead after a shooting in Lexington Sunday afternoon, according to Lexington Police.

Police said officers responded to the 500 block of N. Upper around 11:50 a.m. after receiving a call for shots fired.

When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old man and one young boy dead inside a house. Both were shot.

The Fayette County Coroner identified the two people shot as 10-year-old Landon Hayes and 22-year-old Tyrus Lathem.

The Coroner's report states that Hayes died in a homicide, and that Lathem died by suicide.

Lexington Police reports there is no ongoing threat to the public and that the investigation is ongoing.

Officials say the relationship between the two people is unknown at this time.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.