A Lexington man pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder stemming from the 2012 shooting death of another man.
Lazarus R. Parker, 32, was indicted by a Fayette County grand jury last week in the 2012 death of Brian Hodge.
Parker was arrested in June, nearly two years after the shooting. He was initially charged with tampering with evidence, but the charge was dismissed last week.
On Aug. 12, 2012, Hodge, 31, was found at Seventh and Dakota streets with a gunshot wound. He died later at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
Parker is scheduled to be in court Sept. 17. He was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.