18-year-old and his grandfather charged after sharpened genocide of Jessamine teen

January 15, 2017 - garden totes

Two group have been charged in tie with a Thursday night sharpened genocide of a 15-year-old child in Jessamine County.

Nicholasville military were called to Garden Park Drive about 7:30 p.m. Thursday night on a news of shots fired, officer Kevin Grimes said. Officers found a chairman down in a highway with a gunshot wound.

The victim, Leo Travers, was taken to a St. Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center, where he was conspicuous dead, according to police. Leo was a tyro during East Jessamine High School.

Nicholasville military worked all night and arrested Tyler D. Jeffers, 18, about 6 a.m. Friday, Grimes said. Jeffers is charged with murder, vulgar endangerment, tampering with justification and receiving a stolen firearm.

Jeffers’ grandfather, Albert L. McKinney, 66, was arrested on a assign of tampering with evidence, Grimes said.

He always had a large grin on his face. He was a child everybody enjoyed being around.

Erinn Thompson, a ball manager during East Jessamine High School articulate about a victim, Leo Travers, 15

Police are operative to find out what led to a shooting, Grimes said.

The gun allegedly used in a sharpened was stolen from Michigan, Grimes said. Police were means to snippet a weapon’s start from a sequence series on a gun, he said.

When Jeffers told his grandfather where a gun was hidden, McKinney “moved a arms into a tote” in a garage while military officers were acid for it, according to an detain record filed in Jessamine District Court. McKinney after certified relocating a arms after he was questioned by police, a request said.

Jeffers was charged with vulgar endangerment given gunfire cracked a behind window of a automobile being driven by a lady who was on Garden Park Drive during a time of a shooting, Grimes said.

The lady gathering over a glow hydrant while perplexing to get divided from a gunfire, Grimes said. She creatively told officers she only happened to be in a area and didn’t know anything about a shooting.

Investigators after schooled that a lady had been in a area to dump off Leo and another juvenile, Grimes said. Police conspicuous they don’t consider a lady knew that a sharpened was going to occur, though she knew some-more than she creatively told officers. No charges are approaching opposite her.

Grimes conspicuous he’d famous Leo, a victim, given he was 9 years old. He conspicuous Leo played on a transport ball group and with a girl league. Leo was also on East Jessamine’s wrestling team, Grimes said.

“He was a good ball player, only an all-around good kid,” Grimes said.

Leo’s mom is a former boss of Parent-Teacher Organizations during Warner Elementary and East Jessamine Middle School, Grimes said.

The sharpened deaths of youths in Lexington became some-more visit during 2016, though a genocide of a teen in Nicholasville has struck a village hard, Grimes said.

“It’s a nightmare,” he said.

Students during West Jessamine, a other high propagandize opposite town, would be informed with Leo given he would have played in games with them, Grimes said.

Several military officers were during East Jessamine High on Friday morning only to lend support to students and staff, Grimes said. Counselors were also being brought in to assistance students in their grief.

A GoFundMe account was set adult for Leo’s family.

Leo had played ball in Jessamine County given he was 5 years old, conspicuous Erinn Thompson, a ball manager during East Jessamine High School.

“He was a form of child that gave all he had each time he was on a field,” Thompson said. “He always had a large grin on his face. He was a child everybody enjoyed being around.”

The ball group collected with other students and relatives Friday afternoon to remember Leo during a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting, Thompson said.

Jeffers and McKinney are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Jessamine District Court.

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