Crime

Victim in 7th gun slaying of the year was likely selected intentionally

A 28-year-old man who was shot Sunday in Lexington on Trent Circle died later that morning at St. Joseph East Hospital, the Fayette County Coroner’s Office announced Monday.

Sheddrick Dixon died at 6:06 a.m., the coroner said.

Around 5:15 a.m. Sunday, police responded to the area of Trent Boulevard and Trent Circle for a report of shots fired that struck a residence, according to Lexington police. Several vehicles were also struck.

A short time later, police learned Dixon went to St. Joseph East hospital with a gunshot wound.

Police said it appears Dixon was intentionally targeted.

Dixon’s death is the city’s seventh homicide of 2018, all the killings resulted from gunfire.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Lexington Police at 859-258-3600. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson

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