Fayette County

Names of victims in Lexington murder-suicide released

A house in the 2200 block of Kenwood Drive was the scene of an apparent murder-suicide according to the Fayette County coroner's office and Lexington police. Officers were called at 8:30 p.m. Thursday to a house on Kenwood Drive for a reported "domestic violence incident," involving a weapon, according to police. They found two adults, a 39-year-old woman and her 54-year-old husband, each with a gunshot wound.
A house in the 2200 block of Kenwood Drive was the scene of an apparent murder-suicide according to the Fayette County coroner's office and Lexington police. Officers were called at 8:30 p.m. Thursday to a house on Kenwood Drive for a reported "domestic violence incident," involving a weapon, according to police. They found two adults, a 39-year-old woman and her 54-year-old husband, each with a gunshot wound. cbertram@herald-leader.com

The name of the woman who was killed by her husband in a murder-suicide was released Friday by the Fayette County coroner.

Patrice Smith, 44, died at 9:40 p.m. after she was shot by her husband William Smith, 55, who also shot and killed himself, the coroner said.

Patrice Smith died in a home off Liberty Road, according to the Fayette County coroner's office and Lexington police.

Officers were called at 8:30 p.m. Thursday to the house on Kenwood Drive for a reported "domestic violence incident" involving a weapon, according to police. They found the two, each with a gunshot wound.

The couple's teenage daughter was inside the home at the time of the shooting, but was not injured.

"It's very sad, they've got some children and it (was) a pretty happy time for one of the children," Ginn said. "But the community and ... the church have kind of gathered around them. They're going to need a lot of support. This will be something that the one daughter will never forget, so the community just really needs to help out."

In August 2015, CDC and SAMSHA asked the public to create unique photos/images with 6 words on how to prevent suicide. The responses to the "1 Photo, 6 Words #VetoViolence: Suicide Prevention" request were overwhelming. The National Suicide Lifeli

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