LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) Lexington Police have hit a roadblock in a man’s murder from this time last year. Now detectives are hoping an increased reward from Crime Stoppers will help jump-start a new conversation about what happened to Tony Lyvers.

Sept. 3 marked one year since Lyvers’ murder in his Chestnut Street home. One year and no arrests in the investigation. His family isn’t mincing words when it comes to the message they have for the person responsible.

“I would just like to say that you’re a coward,” Lyvers’ niece told Crime Stoppers reporter Kristen Pflum. “I don’t appreciate the way you did my uncle like that because he don’t bother nobody.”

Though the family member didn’t want to be identified, she said she vividly remembers the day she got the call about what happened.

“I was in the school’s parking lot when momma texted me. And I was like what? Like is this real?”


Lexington Police said the call came in around 12:30 that afternoon. Tony Lyvers had been inside the house when someone fired shots from the street. The 41-year-old stumbled to the sidewalk but did not survive the multiple gunshot wounds.

“It’s very serious,” said Detective Kristyn Klingshirn. “It was nice, September day, and people were outside and could have been caught in the crossfire. Mr. Lyvers had children and there was no way of knowing if they were there.”

Lyvers’ family is hoping that an increased Crime Stoppers reward of $1,500 cash gets someone talking. Police could use any information you have. You never have to leave your name.

“We don’t want to ruin the integrity of Crime Stoppers by attempting to find that information,” Det. Klingshirn said. “Its more important for us to receive this help from the community than it ever would be to identify anyone willing to give a tip.”

If you know anything about the murder of Tony Lyvers on Chestnut Street in September of 2021, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 859-253-2020 or go online to p3tips.com.