The shooting took place around 10:30 on Saturday night at the Coolavin Apartments off of W. Sixth Street. Once there officers found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was rushed to the hospital but could not survive those injuries.
Coneys friends say they had just finished up a cookout when he got into a fight with the suspect. They say that fight was all over a misunderstanding. Coneys 2-year-old daughter and her mother watching the whole thing play out.
Lexington police searching for man wanted in connection with fatal shooting
Ashley Gibson says after the altercation the suspect shoved both her and the child out of the way so he could get inside the apartment where Coney was. Once inside she says the suspect shot Coney in the back several times.
“I think the dude got embarrassed that he got beat up and then took it to a different step by taking a gun out and taking his life,” said Gibson.
Anyone with information on Jones whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling (859) 258-3600.
Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.
Lexington police are looking for a man accused of being involved in a fatal shooting on West Sixth Street Saturday night.
There is an active warrant for the arrest of Damarcus D. Jones, 25, on a charge of murder, according to police.
Officers were first called to the Coolavin Apartments on West Sixth Street at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. They arrived to find a man suffering gunshot wounds to his upper body, according to police.
The victim, later identified as 24-year-old Aaron Coney, died of his injuries at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital at 12:28 a.m. Sunday, according to the Fayette County Coroners Office.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting or Jones whereabouts is asked to call police at 859-258-3600.
Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to 274637. Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.