The Lexington Police Department asked for the public’s help in identifying a person connected to a recent homicide and provided photos of the person during a news conference Wednesday.
THE fatal shot occurred early on the morning of September 24 at Wrenn Court. Police previously said Ty’Juan Pearson, 38, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and later died at the hospital. No arrests have been made in the case and the case remained under investigation Wednesday, according to police.
Bluegrass Crime Stoppers released photos of a person connected to the shooting. Detective Kristyn Klingshirn did not call the person a suspect, but said Personal Crimes Unit investigators wanted to speak with him.
“If anyone has recognized this person or knows where we can locate them, they can submit that information anonymously to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers,” Klingshirn said.
Previously published Bluegrass Crime Stoppers crime scene photos in January. Klingshirn said he has yet to receive any credible information related to the case. Klingshirn did not know exactly how investigators obtained the photo of the individual.
Tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers on their website or by calling 859-253-2020. Klingshirn ensured that all tips submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers are anonymous and that tipsters do not need to provide their phone number or email address.
“It really is 100% anonymous,” Klingshirn said. “When you fill out the tipping information, it will give you your own ID number, and that’s the only thing that’s used to identify you, and that’s just so I can have a conversation with them through that number identification.”
The shooting was one of 22 fatal shootings that occurred last year. The city reported 24 homicides in 2023, the lowest annual total since 2018.