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2nd Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting Outside Lexington Strip Club

Posted at 10:53 AM, Feb 20, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The second suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman outside a Lexington strip club has been arrested in Detroit, officials said.

James Ragland

Lexington police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement arrested 28-year-old James Ragland II on Tuesday.

Ragland was wanted on a murder warrant in the Jan. 26 shooting death of 27-year-old Iesha Edwards outside The Fox Club on Winchester Road.

Authorities previously arrested 29-year-old Gaige Phillips in Detroit on a warrant of criminal facilitation of murder.

Officials said Ragland is accused of firing several gunshots, killing Edwards, and that Phillips aided Ragland’s escape.

Edwards died of a gunshot wound just before 3 a.m. at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Reportedly when officers arrived, several people were seen fighting in the parking lot and Edwards was found lying on the ground. Police say Edwards was shot in the back.