Crime

Man walking on East Maxwell is shot in the back of his head

Lexington

One man approached a 27-year-old man walking on Maxwell Street early Thursday, and shot him in the back of the head, according to Lexington police.

The victim was walking with a woman at 2:49 a.m. when the man approached the two from behind, Lt. Brad Ingram said. The shooting occurred in front of 321 East Maxwell Street.

A previous statement said that three suspects approached the victim but, at a media conference Thursday afternoon, police revised the number to one.

The suspect, described as a young male, ran down Linden Walk toward Euclid Avenue, Ingram said.

Police have not yet determined why the victim was targeted.

The victim was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and was in critical condition Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police shut down a portion of the road between Rose Street and Arlington Avenue for several hours as they investigated, WKYT reported.

Two other people may have witnessed what happened, police said. Police encouraged them and anyone else with information to contact the department at (859) 258-3600 or send an anonymous tip by texting LEXPD, plus the tip, to CRIMES (274637).

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