Authorities Investigating After Cheapside Shooting This Morning in Lexington, Kentucky

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Lexington, KY (October 2, 2022) - The Lexington Police are reporting that an arrest has been made following a shooting that occurred downtown early this morning.

At 1:42 a.m., on Sunday, October 2, 2022, officers and Fayette County Sheriff deputies working in the Downtown Entertainment District heard a gunshot in the 100 block of Cheapside Street.

Officers responded and found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with reported non-life-threatening injuries.

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Adrian Black Jr.

The shooter was arrested and taken into custody at the scene.

Adrian Black Jr. (28) was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault - 1st Degree
  • Two counts of Wanton Endangerment - 1st Degree

He is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at, or through the P3 Tips app available at

Attached photo of the accused courtesy of the Lexington Police Department.



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