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Suspect arrested in connection to Oxford Circle homicide

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Oxford Circle Shooting
Posted at 6:15 AM, Sep 25, 2022

UPDATE: Lexington Police have made an arrest in connection to the murder on Oxford Circle.

Woody LaPierre, 29, was arrested and charged with murder. He is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.

According to the Fayette County Coroner, Adentokunbo Okunoye, 25, died at the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY:
Lexington Police spent the early morning hours Sunday investigating a deadly shooting, what is now the 37th homicide of the year in the city.

According to police, the call came in just before 4 a.m. on Oxford Circle just off of Versailles Road.

When officers got on the scene, they found an adult man who had been shot.

This shooting ties the record set in 2021 of 37 homicides.

Crime statistics on the City of Lexington's website show the city has recorded at least 30 homicides every year since 2019.