Charles Avenue Homicide Arrested

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DeMonte Cowan

An arrest was made in the shooting death of Randy Wise on June 19, 2022.

DeMonte Cowan, 44, was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and wanton 1st degree endangerment. Cowan is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.

An anonymous tip from Bluegrass Crime Stoppers helped solve the case and led to the arrest.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.comor via the P3 Tips application available on www.p3tips.com.

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June 20, 2022: The Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday night on Charles Avenue.

At 10:44 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2022, officers responded to the 900 block of Charles Avenue to a report of an unconscious subject in a vehicle. When officers arrived, they located a man with a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s name will be released by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

Detectives are asking area residents to check their home surveillance video and contact the Lexington Police Department if they have any footage that could help the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.comor via the P3 Tips application available on www.p3tips.com.

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