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Arrest made in Lexington homicide

Paducah police and U.S. Marshals on Tuesday arrested a man wanted in connection with an October homicide in Lexington.

Officers arrested Curtis Franklin Smith, 19, after receiving information that he was in Paducah visiting friends, according to a release from Paducah police.

He was being held on warrants for homicide, fleeing/evading police, first-degree robbery, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and felon in possession of a handgun. He was being held in the McCracken County jail.

Smith was wanted in connection with the Oct. 22 shooting of Charles I. Holder, who was found with gunshot wounds in a breezeway of the Coolavin Apartments on West Sixth Street.

Holder and Smith had met in the breezeway for a drug transaction, according to court documents. Then, Smith produced a handgun and demanded money. Holder resisted and was shot and killed by Smith, according to arrest warrants.

Christopher Edward Taylor, 23, who is already in custody, is accused of complicity to commit murder and robbery, according to arrest warrants filed in Fayette District Court.

Paducah police also arrested Mario L. Smith, who was with Curtis Smith. Mario Smith was wanted for a probation violation, police said. There is no known relation between the two.

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