A 22-year-old was shot and left on the side of a Fayette County road Monday morning, Lexington police said.
When police responded to Delong Road, between Amstrong Mill and Colliver Lane, around 6:46 a.m. for a report of an unresponsive male on the side of the road, they found a body, Lt. Ronald Keaton said.
Police later said the victim had been shot and classified the case as a homicide. The coroner’s office identified the victim as Jamar Patterson Jr.
The body was found 25 to 30 feet off the road in a gravel driveway. Keaton said it was possible someone left the body there after an incident occurred elsewhere.
Anyone with information about this case was asked to contact 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.