Crime

Police arrest a third person in fatal shooting outside Lexington hotel

Daniel Glasscock
Daniel Glasscock

A third person was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in a fatal shooting last Monday outside a Lexington hotel.

Alonzo K. Ragland, 28, was charged with murder and first-degree robbery in the death of Victor Villagomez-Duarte, 24, of Denver, according to Lexington police.

Destiny A. Huff, 22, of Nicholasville and Daniel J. Glasscock, 28, were charged last Friday with murder and first-degree robbery in the case, according to police.

Villagomez-Duarte was outside the Microtel Inn at 2240 Buena Vista Drive just after 9 a.m. Sept. 5 when he was shot in his right shoulder, according to police. He died Sept. 7 at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Huff told police that she was with Villagomez-Duarte when he was shot, according to court documents. She told investigators that a passenger in a vehicle shot Villagomez-Duarte and that she could identify the driver.

After she provided contact information for the driver, investigators determined that she had called the suspect immediately after she had spoken to the victim on the phone before the shooting, according to court documents.

Phone records showed that Huff was the only person who had made contact by phone with all of the people involved in the shooting, including the suspect and the victim, according to court documents. Records also showed that Huff contacted the suspects multiple times after the shooting and after her interview with police.

A witness told police that the driver of the vehicle involved in the shooting had a “D” tattooed on his face, according to court documents. Through a photograph lineup, the driver was identified as Glasscock.

At the time of the shooting, the suspects and the victim were involved in an illegal drug transaction, according to police.

Huff and Glasscock were on probation for previous convictions and Ragland was out of jail on parole at the time of the shooting, according to the Kentucky Department of Corrections website.

Ragland’s parole supervision was set to end on Sept. 20. He had been in jail on convictions including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property.

Huff was scheduled to be on supervised probation until December 2020 on a conviction of trafficking in a controlled substance.

Glasscock, with a history of convictions convictions of tampering with physical evidence, being a persistent felony offender and fleeing or evading police, was scheduled to be on supervised probation until August 2019.

Huff, Ragland and Glasscock are being held at the Fayette County jail.

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