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Lexington murder suspect’s escape attempt by motorcycle is foiled

Coroner: 'A significant amount of blood as well as tissue' at shooting scene

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn is not ruling out the possibility of multiple victims in Thursday morning's shooting on Loudon Avenue.
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Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn is not ruling out the possibility of multiple victims in Thursday morning's shooting on Loudon Avenue.

A man wanted in connection with a Lexington murder was arrested Wednesday after he hit an officer’s cruiser with a motorcycle, according to police.

Earlier this month, the Lexington Police Department obtained a warrant for the arrest of David K. Trent, 41, on a charge of murder. He is accused in the shooting death of 25-year-old Adan Perez Mejia. Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel confirmed Trent was arrested Wednesday.

Police received information that Trent was in the Costigan Drive area Wednesday afternoon, Lt. Matt Brotherton said. When officers arrived, they found a person who tried to flee on a motorcycle.

The suspect didn’t get far. The officer and the suspect were uninjured when the motorcycle struck the cruiser and neither vehicle was seriously damaged.

Police have been searching for Trent since Aug. 17, just hours after Mejia was found dead inside a vehicle on Wickland Drive. The shooting occurred early that morning on Loudon Avenue. Investigators said Trent and Mejia were acquaintances who had been involved in a dispute.

Lexington Police and Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn were at a shooting Thursday morning in the Imperial Estates mobile home park on London Avenue. At least one person was shot, but neither the victim nor the shooter have been located.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn is not ruling out the possibility of multiple victims in Thursday morning's shooting on Loudon Avenue.

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