3 Georgetown men charged in fatal Lexington shooting

Posted at 7:23 AM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 07:23:08-04

LEXINGTON — Three Georgetown men have been charged in the fatal shooting of a Lexington man last week in what police say was a drug dispute.

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

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 was charged with facilitation to murder and first-degree robbery.

Police were called out about 10:45 p.m. Sept. 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.