Elderly man dies of beating injuries; Lexington's 12th homicide

bestep@herald-leader.comJuly 13, 2014 

On Friday, Lexington police investigated the scene of an assault of an elderly man at Old Farm Apartments off Appian Way and Tates Creek Road. The victim, John Tully, 87, died Sunday.

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A Lexington man died Sunday of injuries from an assault Friday, according to the Fayette County coroner's office.

John Tully, 87, died at 10:15 a.m. at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to a news release. The cause of death was blunt-force trauma, according to the news release.

Coroner Gary Ginn's office said the death was being investigated as a homicide. It is the 12th homicide in Lexington this year and the fifth one since June 21.

Police who were called to investigate just before 5:30 p.m. Friday said it appeared that Tully had been hit on the head.

Witnesses described a possible suspect as a short, white balding man in his 20s or 30s, wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.

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