Suspect in fatal shooting in Lexington is being held in Detroit

jwarren@herald-leader.comMay 1, 2014 Updated 21 hours ago

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A suspect in a fatal shooting in February in Lexington is being held in Michigan.

Jayronn Montero Nickerson, 22, was arrested Wednesday by federal officers on a warrant from Lexington, according to a news release by Lexington police.

Nickerson is charged with murder and probation violation, according to a statement from Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts.

Nickerson is wanted in the fatal shooting of Vincenzio Q. Happy on Feb. 9 in the parking lot of a strip mall on Lima Drive in Lexington, Roberts said.

Happy died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was taken after the shooting.

Roberts said Lexington police obtained a murder arrest warrant for Nickerson on Feb. 13.

He was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service and is being held in the Wayne County jail in Detroit, Lexington police said.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Lexington police at (859) 253-3600, or the robbery-homicide unit at (859) 258-3700. Tips also can be called in to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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