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Police: Homicide investigation underway on West Main Street

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Posted at 7:03 AM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-06 10:44:16-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Police responded to a shots fired call after 2:30 a.m. Friday morning at a house on West Main Street.

Police are investigating this incident as a homicide, which they say occurred upstairs in an apartment.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office identified the man as 32-year-old Jesse Jimenez.

The owner of Trifecta, the location where the shooting happened, told LEX 18 that the victim who died upstairs is not a tenant there. "We appreciate everyone's concern and know everything will be okay. We're cooperating with authorities to do whatever we can to solve the case," the owner said.

Around the same time police were on scene downtown, a man arrived at UK Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Police say it's possible that both incidents are tied together.

"None of these should have happened. Just personally, I feel that no one should take the life of another person. There are ways of working things out other than violence," said Fayette County Coroner Gary W. Ginn, who was at the scene Friday morning.

Police do not expect traffic to be impacted by the investigation in this area.

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.