Crime

Young man killed in shooting Friday at Lexington apartment complex

Lexington police and Fayette County Coroner's Office officials were investigating a homicide Friday at a second-floor hallway in an apartment building at on McCullough Drive in north Lexington. Police received a call about shots fired shortly after 10:30 a.m.
Lexington police and Fayette County Coroner's Office officials were investigating a homicide Friday at a second-floor hallway in an apartment building at on McCullough Drive in north Lexington. Police received a call about shots fired shortly after 10:30 a.m. Herald-Leader

A man was killed late Friday morning after being shot several times at an apartment complex on Lexington's north side.

The Fayette County coroner's office has identified the man as Jeffrey Adams, 19, of Lexington. The coroner's office said Adams was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests had been made as of Friday evening. Police have not released any information about suspects.

Lexington Police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said police received two calls about 10:30 a.m. Friday. The first caller stated that shots had been fired, possibly inside an apartment. The second call said that a person was down and bleeding from wounds.

During a Friday morning news conference Coroner Gary Ginn said Adams was found in a second floor hallway at an apartment complex at 1750 McCullough Drive, just off Winburn Drive.

There are two apartments in the hallway where the Adams was found, according to authorities.

Ginn declined to release information on exactly how many times Adams was shot pending a more thorough examination of the body. He said it appeared there might be multiple wounds.

The coroner also declined to say where the gunshot wounds were, citing the active homicide investigation.

Moments after the shooting, officers were scouring the scene for evidence. Yellow police tape roped off where Adams was killed. Detectives were at the brown apartment complex for several hours conducting interviews and gathering evidence.

Friday's fatal shooting is the city's 15th homicide in 2014. Police have solved eight of those homicides.

Funeral arrangements for Adams were pending.

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