Crime

One indicted on murder and assault. The other indicted for shooting back.

Dylan Andrew Capps, left, was indicted by a Fayette grand jury in connection with the May 22 murder of Justin Jenkins. Keegan Tyler Newton, right, was indicted on charge of wanton endangerment for firing a gun as Capps left the shooting scene.
Dylan Andrew Capps, left, was indicted by a Fayette grand jury in connection with the May 22 murder of Justin Jenkins. Keegan Tyler Newton, right, was indicted on charge of wanton endangerment for firing a gun as Capps left the shooting scene.

A Fayette County grand jury has indicted two men in connection with events surrounding the May 22 fatal shooting of Justin Lee Jenkins.

Dylan Andrew Capps, 20, was indicted on one count of murder, one count of first-degree assault and two counts of wanton endangerment.

Keegan Tyler Newton, 19, was indicted on one count of wanton endangerment.

The shooting happened just before 3:30 p.m. in a parking lot at 1081 S. Broadway, Lexington police said.

Officers found Jenkins, 19, with a gunshot wound. Jenkins died at 4:23 p.m. at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

A 20-year-old man, identified only as “J. Wise” in the Capps indictment, also was shot, according to police. He was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle.

Investigators think that a fight between two groups of people escalated before shots were fired, according to police. Capps was reportedly seen leaving the area in a car that was then pulled over by officers.

Detectives said Capps shot both victims, and Newton, a friend of the two shooting victims, fired shots at Capps’ vehicle as he drove away, according to police.

The Newton indictment said he “wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to others.”

Capps and Newton are scheduled to be arraigned in August.

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