Police say 23-year-old Juan Linares has been arrested and charged with murder
UPDATE (3/11/22) – New information about a fatal shooting and severe beating that occurred in a Lexington parking lot last week. According to the Lexington Herald Leader, three suspects appeared in court on Friday for a preliminary hearing.
As we reported, Juan Linares has been arrested and charged with the murder of Michael Yocum, who was allegedly shot dead early Saturday morning in a parking lot. Humberto Saucedo-Salgado and Oziel Saucedo-Salgado have both been charged with assault.
According to the Herald Leader, Humberto and Oziel are brothers. The report states that Anthony True was also badly beaten in this incident and is still recovering in hospital.
According to the newspaper, the brothers told a detective that the situation in the parking lot escalated when Linares said something to True and Yocum, who were in True’s car at the time. It’s unclear exactly what was said, but the detective says Yocum joined shortly after.
Although surveillance video did not fully capture the assault and shooting, it clearly identified everyone involved leading to the arrests.
The case now heads to a grand jury. Linares is currently being held on a $750,000 bond. The brothers posted $10,000 bond and were released from jail hours after their arrest.
UPDATE (07/03/22) – The man killed in a weekend shooting in downtown Lexington has been identified.
According to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, Michael Lee Yocum of Lexington was killed in a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning inside the West Short Street parking lot.
The 36-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is dead and 3 men are in custody following a shooting in downtown Lexington on Saturday morning.
Lexington Police say officers responded to the 300 block of West Short Street in the Victorian Square parking lot for a call of gunshots fired around 3 a.m. Saturday.
When officers arrived they found two men with gunshot wounds… one who police say was in his 30s.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene… the other man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The name of the deceased victim has not yet been released.
According to the police, 3 people have been charged with murder and assault.
According to the police, Juan Linares, 23, was arrested and charged with murder.
Humberto Saucedo-Salgado, 25, was charged with assault.
And Oziel Saucedo-Salgado, 28, was also charged with assault.
All 3 are currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.