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Three charged after 19-year-old killed on East Reynolds Road in Lexington

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Three Georgetown residents have been charged in the shooting death of a 19-year-old on East Reynolds Road, according to Lexington police.

Jah’Quez Crutchfield, 18, and Rafael Malik Brewster, 20, were charged with murder and robbery in Nathaniel Shelby’s death. Moses Thompson, 18, was charged with facilitation to murder and first-degree robbery.

Shelby was found unresponsive Sept. 3 inside an apartment at 249 East Reynolds Road, according to police. He died Sept. 7 at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, the Fayette County coroner said.

The coroner’s office said Shelby died from a gunshot wound.

Neighbors saw multiple people flee the area following the shooting, Lt. Andrew Daugherty said last week. Lexington police detectives determined the suspects were in a dispute with Shelby over a drug deal, police said.

The three charged were placed in the Scott County Jail.

Shelby was the 14th homicide victim this year in Lexington, according to police data.

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