Lexington Police Searching For Shooting Suspect

Posted at 1:54 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 13:54:47-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Lexington police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting and robbery.

Trey Whitaker-Blackburn, 18, has an active warrant for Robbery 1st and Assault 1st stemming from a shooting that occurred August 2 on Chelsea Woods Drive. He is also a suspect in a robbery that occurred earlier this week on Bowie Drive.

On August 2, officers were dispatched to a home on Chelsea Woods Drive where a man had been shot in the leg. Through the course of the investigation, Whitaker-Blackburn and three other individuals were identified as suspects, two of which have already been located. 

A 16-year-old male was charged in connection with the case, as well as 18-year-old Daelin Edwards. The search continues for a 17-year-old male. Police are prohibited from releasing names of juvenile suspects.

Investigators identified Whitaker-Blackburn as one of two suspects in another robbery that occurred Tuesday, August 14 on Bowie Drive. In that case, the victims were robbed of cash and firearms by Whitaker-Blackburn and J’mari Taylor, 18. Detectives arrested Taylor Friday, charging him with Robbery 1st.

Anyone with information about Whitaker-Blackburn’s whereabouts is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600.