Fayette County

Warrant issued for newly identified suspect in Lexington homicide

Jermaine Yates
Jermaine Yates Lexington Police Department

Lexington police are searching for a 32-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a man in July.

Jermaine D. Yates is wanted for the July 1 murder of Kerry Douglass Kenney, 31, who was a passenger in a car on that stopped on Short Street near North Broadway, police said.

Police said in July they did not believe the shooting occurred where Kenney was found in the back seat, Detectives believed a drug transaction led up to the shooting.

Kenney’s homicide is one of 21 this year in Lexington, according to police data. All but three of those were from gunshots.

Anyone with knowledge of Yates’ whereabouts is asked to contact police.

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.