LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Lexington police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday at the intersection of North Limestone and West Short Street.

At 2:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to North Limestone to investigate reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, the police said they found a man outside with a gunshot wound.

According to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, the man was 35-year-old Kevin Reel of Lexington. Reel was declared dead at 3:30 a.m. at the scene of the shooting.

During the course of their investigation, the police found that 31-year-old Scott Lawless reportedly shot and killed Reel.


Lawless was taken into custody and has been charged with murder. He is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 Tips App available at www.p3tips.com.