Crime

Grand jury to hear case against Lexington teen accused of shooting half-brother

Eric Trigg. Photo Courtesy LFUCG Community Corrections
Eric Trigg. Photo Courtesy LFUCG Community Corrections

A Fayette County grand jury will hear the reckless homicide case against Eric Trigg Jr., 18, who is accused in the fatal shooting of his 16-year-old half-brother.

Trigg waived his right to preliminary hearing Tuesday in Fayette District Court and asked that his case be sent to the grand jury.

Trigg, a 2013 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and a former basketball player there, is charged in the July 28 death of Ezavion Lindsey, a Tates Creek High School student and a junior varsity basketball player.

Although a petition with about 3,000 signatures on Moveon.org called for the reckless homicide charge against Trigg to be dropped, Ezavion's grandmother and aunt said after the hearing that they thought Ezavion's death warranted more serious charges. The grand jury ultimately will decide what charges Trigg will face.

Investigators initially received inconsistent stories about how the teen was shot while visiting friends at a house on Cashel Court, police said.

People at the home initially told police that Ezavion shot himself, but police soon discovered that was untrue. Trigg fired a handgun at Ezavion, court documents said.

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