A man and woman died and a 13-year-old boy was injured in an apparent murder-suicide in Lexington Friday night.
The 32-year-old woman, identified by the Fayette County coroner’s office as Tiffany Duiguid, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds inside a townhouse on the 400 block of Whispering Hills Drive. Keith Plaster, 44, was found dead on the back porch from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the coroner said.
A family member said Duiguid had been dating Plaster and identified the boy who was injured as Duiguid’s son.
Police said the two adults were having an argument when the man shot the woman.
“When the 13-year-old went upstairs to see what happened, the man shot him,” police said in a news release.
The boy was able to run to a neighbor’s house on King Arthur Drive and ask for help. He remained hospitalized Saturday morning with gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening, said Lexington police Lt. David Biroschik.
Police were called to the rented brick townhouse on the 400 block of Whispering Hills about 7:40 p.m.
Duiguid’s cousin Latasha Dedrick said Duiguid is originally from Charleston, W.Va., and had no family in Lexington other than her son.
She said Duiguid had been dating Plaster for at least a year, but “none of our family has met him.”
She said the family was not aware of any problems between the couple.
Duiguid and Dedrick grew up together in a neighborhood in Charleston, W.Va., were everyone treated each other like family, she said.
“She took that wherever she went,” Dedrick said. “Our whole neighborhood loved Tiffany.”
She said Duiguid was “a loving person” who was supportive of her friends and family.
“She was a rock for a lot of people. She was their relationship coach when they went through bad stuff,” she said. “She was truly, truly loved.”