In the wake of a violent weekend in Lexington, police have charged a man with murder and first-degree assault.
The accused, Jermaine M. Anderson, had already been charged with tampering with evidence, fleeing and trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) related to the death of Montez Lamont Graves, 31, on Sunday.
Police were called to Whitney Avenue at Michigan Street, where they found Graves and Frederick Thomas Spillman, 32, inside a car with gunshot wounds. Graves later died. Spillman was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said Anderson, 21, was arrested Sunday after he was seen running from the shooting.
Including the killing of Graves, there were five shootings over three days in Lexington. Two others — Graves' uncle Ronnie O. Graves, 54, and Thomas W. Brown, 55 — were killed, and six people were injured.
Anderson was the only person charged as of Wednesday afternoon.
The shooting spree began early Sunday. Gunshots were reported at Diamonds strip club off Winchester Road. Later, two men showed up at different area hospitals. One man had multiple wounds; the other had been shot in the arm.
At 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Ronnie Graves was found with gunshot wounds in a silver sedan on Charles Avenue, which runs parallel to Whitney off Newtown Pike. He died at UK hospital.
About 10 p.m. Monday on the 700 block of Breathitt Avenue, three people who were sitting on a porch suffered minor injuries when someone fired from a dark SUV.
The most recent shooting occurred early Tuesday on the 1800 block of Gerald Drive when someone fired through a window at Brown, who was sleeping. Brown was shot multiple times.
Police say it's too early to determine if any of the shootings are related. Police have vague or no descriptions of possible suspects and have urged citizens to come forward with information.
Meanwhile, police have increased patrols in the areas where the shootings occurred and added officers to investigate the cases. Anyone with information may call police at (859) 258-3600.