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Coroner identifies Charles Avenue homicide victim, Lexington police investigating

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Posted at 5:22 AM, Jun 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-20 10:54:53-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday night on Charles Avenue, near Lexington Cemetery.

Fayette County Coroner's Office identified 54-year-old Randy Wise as the man who died.

Around 10:43 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to Charles Avenue at 10:43 p.m. Sunday for a report of an unresponsive subject in a vehicle. When police arrived on scene, they found Wise suffering from a gunshot wound.

Wise was pronounced dead on the scene. The cause of death was gunshot wound and his death is ruled as a homicide, according to the coroner's report.

Detectives are asking residents in the area to please check their home surveillance video and contact the Lexington Police Department if they have any footage that could help in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online, or through the P3 tips app.