14-year-old killed in shooting on Lancelot Lane in Lexington, 13-year-old charged with manslaughter

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Jul 20, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A 14-year-old has died after a shot was fired into a Lexington home. Police say a homicide investigation is now underway.

The Lexington Police Department says they responded to the 300 block of Lancelot Lane for a juvenile victim suffering from a gunshot wound shortly after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. When officers got to the scene, they located a 14-year-old who was declared deceased by the Lexington Fire Department.

Police located a 13-year-old suspect and placed the teen into custody. The juvenile has been charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter.

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 14-year-old Daymarcus Williams. An autopsy is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort.

Detectives are still investigating the incident and additional charges may come.

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.