LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police have identified the suspect arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting death of 28-year-old Devante Bell.
Police said Monday that 37-year-old Carl Munford was arrested and charged with murder and wanton endangerment.
Pennebaker Drive homicide investigation arrest pic.twitter.com/4y6PnyicEC— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) April 19, 2021
Shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the 1000-block of Pennebaker Drive for a reported shooting. The victim, Bell, was involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to shots fired. Bell was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
During the investigation, Munford was arrested and charged with Murder and Wanton Endangerment 1st. Munford is currently lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.
Several people were arrested near the scene after fights broke out.