Fayette County

Lexington police search for teenage shooting, robbery suspect

Trey Whitaker-Blackburn
Trey Whitaker-Blackburn Lexington Police

Lexington police are searching for an 18-year-old man who they say was involved in two robberies, including one in which a man was shot.

Trey Whitaker-Blackburn has an active warrant for his arrest for robbery and assault stemming from an Aug. 2 shooting on Chelsea Woods Drive. A man was wounded in the leg, police said.

Whitaker-Blackburn and three others were identified as suspects, police said. Two of the suspects have been located. A 16-year-old was charged with robbery and assault, and 18-year-old Daelin Edwards was charged with robbery, police said. In addition to Whitaker-Blackburn, police were searching for a 17-year-old.

Whitaker-Blackburn has also been identified as one of two suspects in a Tuesday robbery on Bowie Drive, according to a police news release. The victims were robbed of cash and firearms by Whitaker-Blackburn and 18-year-old J’mari Taylor, who was arrested Friday and charged with robbery, police said.

Anyone with information about Whitaker-Blackburn’s whereabouts is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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