17-year-old charged with murder in Hollow Creek Drive shooting that killed 44-year-old man

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Feb 07, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A 17-year-old is facing multiple charges, including murder, after a shooting on Hollow Creek Drive.

Lexington Police say they were called to the 400 block of Hollow Creek Drive for a shots fired call at around 1:18 p.m. Monday. When officers got there, they located the man in the home suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Fayette County Coroner's Office has identified the man who died as 44-year-old Cornelius Allen. According to the coroner's report, Allen's cause of death is gunshot wounds and his death is ruled as a homicide.

The 17-year-old has been charged with Murder, Minor in Possession of a Handgun, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. The teen is currently being detained in a juvenile detention facility.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online, or through the P3 tips app.