LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Fayette County Coroner has released the name of Monday evening’s Toner Street homicide victim. Family members identified the victim while on the scene after the incident.
The victim’s grandmother, Andre Maxberry, said the victim is her grandson Marquis Tompkins Jr. She said his girlfriend was in the car at the time of the shooting and that she was not hurt, but visibly shaken up.
Maxberry told FOX 56 that this is not the first time one of her loved ones has been murdered and that she is tired of the violence and dreading having to share the news with the victim’s four-year-old daughter.
“We don’t know how to begin to tell her that her daddy’s not going to be with her anymore. She honestly cries when she has to go to work,” said Maxberry. “I’m so over people taking people’s lives. This is not the Lexington that I grew up in.”
Police have not released any information about a suspect at this time.
Lexington police are investigating a Monday evening homicide on Toner Street.
The Lexington Police Department said at 6:57 p.m. on Feb. 6, police were dispatched to the 500 block of Toner Street for reports of shots fired. Police found a man inside a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound, and was later pronounced deceased at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
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Police said the coroner’s office will release the victim’s name.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lexington Police Department at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 Tips app available at p3tips.com.