Crime

18-year-old accused in second Lexington murder; 4 others also charged

Jemel Barber, 18, of Georgetown, is charged in the killing of Charles Shryock on July 22.
Jemel Barber, 18, of Georgetown, is charged in the killing of Charles Shryock on July 22. Fayette County jail

An 18-year-old man charged in one of Lexington’s July murders also has been charged — with four others — in a robbery and murder that occurred a day earlier.

Jemel Barber, 18, of Georgetown, and Marvell Lacy, 19, of Memphis, were charged with murder in the July 22 killing of Charles Shryock, according to police. Two male juveniles from Lexington, one of whom remainsat large, also have been charged with murder.

A female juvenile from Lexington also was arrested after being identified as the getaway driver, police said. She has been charged with facilitation to commit first-degree robbery. Juveniles’ names are not released.

Barber had earlier been charged in the slaying of Tyrece Clark at Day’s Motel on Versailles Road, the day after Shryock was killed. Both victims had been shot.

Shryock was found dead about 5:35 a.m. July 22 on East Second Street, police said last month.

The investigation indicated that five people had targeted a house on Race Street for robbery, and gunfire in the house continued outside, police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said.

Some of the suspects have been tied to other crimes, including a robbery in the Winburn neighborhood.

Barber was in the Scott County jail on robbery charges when both murder charges were filed. Lacy is in the Fayette County jail. Lacy was arrested in July on charges of robbery and wanton endangerment, documents show. The murder charge was added Thursday.

Two juveniles are in custody at a juvenile center, and a 16-year-old suspect is being sought.

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