Man arrested in connection to early January homicide

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Jan 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-27 17:10:11-05

LEXINGTON, KY (LEX 18) — Lexington Police have charged Deonte Carter in connection with the January 7 homicide.

The 24-year-old has been charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.

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He is lodged at Fayette County Detention Center.

On January 7, Lexington Police responded with the Fire Department to the 1700 block of Cantrill Dr just after 9 p.m. for a report of a subject down. When they arrived they found a man dead in the roadway with a gunshot wound.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 26-year-oldKobby Lee Martin.

This investigation is ongoing. 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 by calling (859) 253-2020, online at