Johntel Crocker, 22, has been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting early Sunday at Diva's, a strip club at 1320 Russell Cave Road in Lexington, and police are seeking help in locating the man they think pulled the trigger.
Police issued a murder warrant Sunday for Joshua Lee Tevis, 27. He also goes by the name Joshua Lee Manuel, according to police.
A fight broke out in the club's parking about 2:30 a.m., and shots were fired. It was unclear whether Crocker was involved in the fight or was a bystander. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday, according to a news release from the Fayette County coroner's office. Funeral arrangements were pending.
Anyone with information about Tevis' whereabouts or the case is asked to contact police at (859) 258-3600 or (859) 258-3700 or call Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020. Tips may be submitted via text by typing "tips2020" plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or by going to BlueGrassCrime Stoppers.com
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Sunday's shooting was not the first time there has been gun violence at the club. According to Herald-Leader archives there was a shooting at the club in March 2012. Jafari T. Moore, 31, was arrested and convicted of felony possession of a firearm. The victim did not have life-threatening injuries.