Lexington police announced Thursday they had made an arrest in the killing of Vincent Miles, who was found shot to death on a front porch last month.
Clark D. Young Jr., 24, is charged with murder in Miles' death. He also is charged with two counts of first-degree assault in the shootings of two people on Whitney Avenue the day before Miles' death, police said in a news release.
Young was arrested Oct. 18 on unrelated charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and violating parole, according to court documents. Police charged him in the Whitney Avenue shootings several days later, and he remained in custody.
Police Lt. James Curless said the two people who survived the shooting on Whitney Avenue identified Young as the person who shot them.
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"The victims from the assaults actually knew the person who committed the assault, so we were able to link the shooting to Clark Young," Curless said.
Police charged Young in Miles' slaying on Thursday. Curless said he could not say specifically what linked Young to Miles' death.
He said police do not think the Whitney Avenue shootings and the Elm Tree Lane homicide were linked except that Young is thought to have been involved in both.
Miles' body was found on the front porch of a vacant house on Elm Tree Lane between Fifth and Sixth streets on Oct. 11. His mother, Teresa Miles, has said she thinks her son was dumped on the porch after he was shot somewhere else because there were scrapes on his face.
"It looked like he had been dragged," she said.
Miles and the two assault victims were among 11 people shot during an unusually violent nine days in Lexington last month. Police have said several of those cases appeared to have been related to the illegal selling of prescription pills.