3 men accused in fatal Lexington shooting due in court

Posted at 6:33 AM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 13:47:52-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Three Georgetown men accused in connection with a fatal shooting in Lexington are scheduled to be arraigned.

The Fayette County Coroner said 19-year-old Nathaniel Shelby was pronounced dead Saturday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

On Tuesday, Lexington police announced the arrests of 18-year-old Jah’Quez Crutchfield, 20-year-old Rafael Malik Brewster and 18-year-old Moses Thompson in the case.

Crutchfield and Brewster were charged with murder and first-degree robbery. Thompson is charged with first-degree robbery and facilitation to murder.

Police were called out about 10:45 p.m. on September 3 to reports of a shooting in the 200 block of East Reynolds Road. Shelby was found with a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital, where he died days later.

Investigators said the suspects killed Shelby in a dispute of drugs. Scott County and Georgetown police arrested the men, who were being held in the Scott County Detention Center.