The case of Alexander Wallace Burdette, who is charged in a fatal robbery and shoot-out, was sent to a Fayette County grand jury Thursday morning.
Burdette, 25, is charged with murder and first-degree robbery in connection with the Aug. 20 shooting at Creekside South Apartments on Devonport Drive.
Isaias Lopez-Bustamente, 26, died after Burdette and two juveniles burst into an apartment and exchanged gunfire with Lopez-Bustamente, Lexington police have said.
During a brief hearing Thursday, Lexington Police detective Robert Wilson said Burdette is the boyfriend of Rodneisha L. Murphy, 20, who is charged with first-degree robbery. Police have said Murphy, a resident in the apartment complex, confessed to planning the robbery. Her case was waived to a grand jury earlier this week.
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An unidentified 16-year-old boy also has been charged with murder and robbery.
The shooting was reported after 10:40 p.m. Aug. 20 at the apartment complex on Devonport Drive, off Alexandria Drive.
When officers arrived, they found three people with gunshot wounds. Burdette was shot in his right arm, Wilson said. He appeared in court with a bandaged right arm.
Wilson said police interviewed the 11-year-old daughter of Lopez-Bustamente. The girl told police that someone knocked on the apartment door, and she opened it to find three people with masks.
She told police that the three came into the apartment and shouted, "Get on the ground! Get on the ground!"
As her father tried to defend her and the girl's mother, the girl saw her father shot by an intruder, Wilson testified. Lopez-Bustamente was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
Lopez-Bustamente was armed with a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun, and the juvenile was armed with a .38-caliber revolver, Wilson said. Police found six shell casings in the apartment and four spent casings in the revolver, Wilson said.
Burdette told police several stories about what happened, Wilson said. The first story was that he was standing outside with male and female juveniles, heard shots and then went to Murphy's apartment.
The second story was that two juveniles went to the apartment to buy marijuana, Burdette heard shots, realized he was shot and then went to Murphy's apartment.
In a third story, Burdette said he gave a handgun to a male juvenile and then went to Murphy's apartment after he was shot.
Fayette District Judge Megan Lake Thornton found probable cause to send Burdette's case to a grand jury. She refused to lower Burdette's bond, citing his previous conviction for attempted murder.