Lexington man dies from injuries sustained in January shooting

Posted at 3:32 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 15:32:33-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington man who was shot last month near Meadowbrook Park has died from his injuries, the Fayette County coroner said Thursday.

Police responded at about 10:24 p.m. on Jan. 25 to the 300-block of Harvard Drive to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they found 20-year-old Kobe Persley with multiple gunshot wounds.

Persley was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he died at 5:24 a.m. Thursday.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lexington police by calling 859-258-3600.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers online or by calling 859-253-2020.