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Man arrested in connection to Augusta Drive homicide

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Posted at 6:41 AM, Aug 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-06 10:49:05-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — An arrest has been made in connection with a homicide that occurred overnight on Augusta Drive.

Sean Smith, 53, has been charged with murder and wanton endangerment in the first degree.

Lexington police tell LEX 18 they arrived at an overnight shooting at an apartment complex on Augusta Drive near Eastland Parkway around 2 a.m. Friday.

The Fayette County Coroner confirmed that James Allen Palmatier, 44 died at the scene from gunshot wounds.

Smith is currently detained at the Fayette County Detention Center.

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