LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Late last spring, multiple bullets were fired on Florence Avenue in Lexington’s West End. When the shooting stopped, three people had been hit including Marquevion Leach, who died from his injuries.
No arrests have been made in the 17-year-old’s murder, but detectives think social media may be the key to solving it.
Police call the scene on Florence Avenue back on May 8 as chaotic.
“A lot of hysterics, a lot of people were outside screaming and yelling and officers were trying to figure out who was hurt the worst, who had been hit,” said Detective Anthony Delimpo. “Trying to figure out what happened. There were no suspects on scene, but a lot of witnesses initially.”
Some started talking right away. Others, shied away from officers.
“We had some that weren’t cooperative and we understand that to a certain extent for reasons of retaliation or whatever, don’t want to be involved that’s why we chose to air this one on Crime Stoppers,” Delimpo said. “There’s definitely a lot of evidence that’s out there.”
Solving the 17-year-old’s murder depends largely on what people are able to tell them about what led up to the crime. Specifically, on social media.
“This has all been discussed on social media on Facebook, Snapchat. Without divulging any kind of evidence, we have screenshots of conversations and texts and communication.”
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If you know anything about this murder or have heard chatter on social media, call the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 859-253-2020 or submit on the site p3tips.com.