An autopsy determined that a man who was found lying on Bellefonte Drive in Lexington on Tuesday died of a gunshot wound.
According to the Fayette County coroner, Vondre R. Smithers, 20, was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. His death was ruled a homicide.
The autopsy found that Smithers "had trauma to his chest area that could indicate he was struck by a vehicle, but (it) did not contribute to his death," the coroner said. The autopsy was completed Wednesday afternoon at the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort.
Smithers was found lying in the 3300 block of Bellefonte Drive about 7 a.m. Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
No arrests have been made.
According to court documents, Smithers was charged in 2013 with possession of a handgun by a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. As police arrested Smithers, they found a gun in his right front pocket and a green pill bottle that had "residue suspected to be marijuana," the documents said.
On April 17, Smithers was charged with carrying a concealed and deadly weapon after he admitted firing a shot near Hollow Creek Road. Several other shots were heard in the area. Police found Smithers hiding in the grass near the 1600 block of Russell Cave Road. As officers were searching him, they found a loaded .38-caliber revolver with five bullets, the documents said.
Initial calls to police Tuesday suggested that a man had been struck by a vehicle on Bellefonte Drive. Police have not said whether Smithers was shot at the scene or was left there after he was shot.
Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said police conducted extensive interviews with residents in the area Tuesday, but she declined to say what information they were able to obtain.