Crime

Lexington man was committing robbery when he was killed, report says

A Lexington man who was shot to death on Chestnut Street last month was apparently killed while committing a robbery, according to court documents.

James W. Fisher, 41, was pronounced dead March 9 at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after he was found in a yard in the 500 block of Chestnut.

At the time, police released few details about the shooting. More details became available Friday, following the arrest of Fisher's alleged accomplice.

Perry Lamont White, 41, of Louisvillewas charged Thursday with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to his arrest warrant filed in Fayette District Court, Fisher and White were wearing masks and armed with handguns when they committed a home invasion on Chestnut.

Police received a report about the crime, but by the time officers arrived, gunfire had erupted. Fisher was dead and White was gone, according to the document.

Police tracked White through witnesses, who weren't identified in the warrant. According to the document, witnesses had seen White and Fisher "collecting latex gloves and leaving a residence" together before the shooting.

After the shooting, witnesses saw White run back to a family members home, yelling "Jimmy is down." White asked a family member to go get Fisher's car, which was parked near the scene. White then allegedly fled to Louisville.

The warrant did not make clear what led to the shooting or who fired the shot that killed Fisher.

Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts would not discuss details of the case.

"Our detectives are still working on it," she said.

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