24-year-old shot and killed in downtown Lexington shooting

Posted at 9:50 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-14 21:04:46-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police are investigating an overnight shooting in downtown Lexington that killed a 24-year-old man.

Police say it happened at about 12:45 a.m. Friday near West Main Street and Upper Street. Officers were reportedly on another call in the area when they heard several gunshots. When they got to an alley near the 21c Museum Hotel building, they found the victim in a back parking lot.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office says 24-year-old Akeem Lee Lyvers died from the shooting shortly after 1:15 a.m. Friday.

Police say several vehicles were spotted leaving the area. It's unclear if they were involved. Several vehicles were hit with gunfire.

On Jan. 14, 2021, Lexington Police announced that Raekwon Burse was arrested in connection to Lyvers' death.