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Lexington Police Seek Breakthrough In Double Homicide

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 17:47:42-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police are asking for help finding the person or people responsible for a double homicide two months ago.

Police say that two people were found shot to death in a car on Race Street back in April. Police have not yet been able to pinpoint a suspect responsible for the shooting deaths of Shannon Goodwin and Heather Grigsby.

“They’re afraid to sit out on their porches, they’re afraid to let children play out in the yard. I think that’s just a very sad state for us to be in,” said community advocate Billie Mallory.

In an effort to bring closure to the families and to help those who live in the neighborhood feel safe, police are trying to solicit information that could lead them to a suspect.

Lt. Albert Johnson with the Lexington Police Department has been working closely on the case, and he knows neighbors might fear revenge for giving them information.

“In my career, I have seen very few cases of retaliation. If the community bans together and the neighborhood bans together, you’re not going to have that retaliation, most likely,” he said.

Tips have been made to police on the unsolved crime, but not enough to solidify a suspect.

If you have a tip, call Lexington police or submit anonymous information to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020.