Lexington police seek Crime Stoppers assistance with April 2021 murder

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — It’s been a violent week in April 2021 in Lexington. Investigators worked on three separate murder investigations that week, and according to the city’s website, not all of them are solved. This week, Crime Stoppers reporter Kristen Pflum focused on the shooting death of Cyrus Davis.

Davis and a bystander were shot shortly before 3 a.m. on April 9. Lexington Police said they found 35 casings at the scene in the 900 block of Winchester Road. The investigation was so complex that it continued after sunrise as driver after driver took the busy city road for their morning drive.

Detectives said they spoke to as many witnesses at the scene as possible, but cooperation in these cases can be difficult.

“You have an officer in uniform and people don’t want to be seen,” said Sgt. Guy Miller. “They don’t want to be seen giving information for certain reasons and we understand that.”


The death of Davis, 35, was the third in a violent week in the city. The Winchester Road inquest came just two days after the murders of Lowell Washington on Dalton Court and Herbie Booker on Colchester Drive.

Lexington police turn to Crime Stoppers for information on any or all of them.

“I hope someone sees this and knows something and maybe he just got out of the loop,” said Sgt. Miller. “Maybe they think we solved it that night, we didn’t.”

If you have any information, call the Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Line at (859)-253-2020 or go online at p3tips.com.

Mark M. Gagnon