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Victim identified in Lexington’s 13th slaying of 2017

Lexington police and coroner’s office officials investigated a shooting on Greenleaf Drive in Lexington on Monday afternoon.
Lexington police and coroner’s office officials investigated a shooting on Greenleaf Drive in Lexington on Monday afternoon. palcala@herald-leader.com

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a 29-year-old man who was killed Monday in a Greenleaf Drive shooting.

Austin Murphy was found dead outside the house at 1957 Greenleaf Drive after police received a report of a fight in the area involving a weapon at 4:48 p.m. Monday, according to the coroner’s office and police.

Hours after the shooting, police announced that Curtis Flora, 65, was charged with murder after he identified himself as the shooter and told detectives he’d been in a lengthy dispute with Murphy. Flora and Murphy lived on the same street.

This is the 13th murder case reported in Lexington this year. All have involved firearms.

Flora is being held in the Fayette County jail.

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