Crime

Lexington woman dies after shooting

FEATURED FUGITIVE: Martaveus Bell Jr.  He is wanted for murder. On 11-28-2014, the Lexington Division of Police responded to a report of an assault with a weapon. A victim was located suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where the victim died as a result of the injury. Bell was identified from a photo lineup as the person who produced the firearm and shot the victim.
FEATURED FUGITIVE: Martaveus Bell Jr. He is wanted for murder. On 11-28-2014, the Lexington Division of Police responded to a report of an assault with a weapon. A victim was located suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where the victim died as a result of the injury. Bell was identified from a photo lineup as the person who produced the firearm and shot the victim.

A Lexington woman shot to death on Friday is Lexington's 17th homicide victim of the year.

Stacie Lillie, 51, was found lying on East Seventh Street after being shot in the torso at least once, police Lt. Jesse Harris said.

The shooting took place about 12:30 a.m., he said.

Lillie died Friday afternoon at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to the Fayette County coroner's office. An autopsy was to be conducted at the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort.

No other information was immediately available regarding Lillie's death, the coroner's office said.

On Friday night, police issued a warrant for Martaveus L. Bell Jr., 20, in connection with the shooting death of Lillie.

Harris was unsure whether Lillie lived on the street, which is in on the city's East End.

A neighbor told WKYT-TV that he called 911 after he saw a man shoot Lillie following an argument. The man, whom the television station did not identify, said he thinks Lillie was shot over money.

Lillie's death is the second fatal shooting in Lexington in two weeks. Walter Gray was found lying near Warnock and Goodloe streets Nov. 16 with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the UK hospital. No arrests have been made in his killing.

For the past two years, Lexington's homicide unit has solved all of its cases. The city recorded 19 homicides in 2013. As of Monday evening, nine of the city's 17 homicides in 2014 had been solved.

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