Man shot on Maxwell Street early Thursday dies

Herald-Leader Staff Report


A man who was shot in the back of the head while walking on Maxwell Street in Lexington early Thursday has died.

The Fayette County coroner’s office identified the man as Douglas Jordan, 27, and said he died at 2:48 p.m. Friday.

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

The shooter, described as a young male, ran down Linden Walk toward Euclid Avenue, police said. They have said they did not know why Jordan was targeted.