Crime

18-year-old accused of shooting three people in Lexington pleads not guilty

An 18-year-old accused of shooting three people, including a woman who had an active domestic violence order against him, pleaded not guilty to several charges Tuesday.

Edgar N. Vieyra of Georgetown was arraigned in Fayette District Court on three counts of first-degree assault and one count each of second-degree assault, first degree burglary and violating a DVO.

According to court documents, Vieyra used a "long gun" — either a rifle or a shotgun — to injure four people at 1845 Wayland Drive in Lexington on Monday.

"Three victims were struck by projectiles fired from the gun and one victim was struck with the gun," a police report said. "One of the victims had an active DVO against the suspect."

According to court documents filed in Scott County, a woman named Nallely Romero, who has children with Vieyra, took out a DVO against him May 2.

As a condition, Vieyra was to have no contact with Romero or the children "because of serious endangerment to physical, mental, emotional well-being of children and risk of harm to" Romero.

The DVO also ordered Vieyra's mother to turn over all guns in the household to the Scott County sheriff's office.

Vieyra was scheduled to return to court May 14. He was being held at the Fayette County jail on a $40,000 bond.

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