Man, 23, found shot in Lexington intersection has died

kward1@herald-leader.comSeptember 4, 2013 

generic, canned, hi, rez, lexington, police, badge

A 23-year-old man found shot in the neck in a Lexington intersection died Tuesday night at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to the Fayette County coroner's office.

Derek S. Pelphrey was shot while sitting in a vehicle at Ridgepoint Run and Spangler Drive. Pelphrey got out of the car and collapsed in the intersection, Lexington police Lt. David Biroschik said Tuesday night.

A passing motorist found Pelphrey just before 9 p.m. and called police, mistakenly thinking he had been hit by a vehicle.

Biroschik said police had not found any witnesses by 10 p.m.

"It is a dark location," he said. "There's no houses that are facing this scene."

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service