Fayette County

Fatal July shooting determined to be justifiable homicide

The death of Darrius Twyman last July has been determined by Lexington police to be a justifiable homicide, the police department announced Thursday.

Twyman, 19, was shot in the head July 10 in a parking lot on Danielle Lane, police said. After the shooting, police said he and the shooter might have been involved in a dispute.

After an investigation, police ruled that the suspect had acted in self-defense, and the suspect’s actions resulted in Twyman’s death.

The reclassification of his death decreased the amount of homicides last year in Lexington to 28. The number breaks the city’s previous record, which was set at 27 in 1999 and 2001.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson