Fayette County

$5,000 reward for information about shooting of carrier

The Lexington Herald-Leader announced Friday that it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons involved in the shooting of Don Silvestri, a contract carrier.

Silvestri was delivering papers on Monday, May 31, at 4 a.m. when he was shot in the neck on Greenwood Avenue near New Circle Road in northwest Lexington. He is recovering, but unable to work as a carrier. He now works for the company with which the Herald-Leader contracts for outside sales at kiosks.

Lexington police have been investigating but have not named any suspects.

"We take any act of violence against our carriers with the utmost seriousness," said Herald-Leader Publisher Timothy M. Kelly. "We have been cooperating with the Lexington police department throughout the investigation and feel now is the right time to offer this reward."

Anyone with information about this case should call Lt. James Curless at 859-258-3743.