The three women, aged 65, 42 and 38, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Lexington Police Department
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: The Lexington Police Department is investigating a horrifying triple homicide that took place on the west side of town on Wednesday, May 25 afternoon. Officers responded to a report of an armed disturbance at about 4 p.m. in the 1000 block of Caywood Drive, just off Alexandria Drive and not far from New Circle. Upon arrival, police confirmed they had found three women who had been shot. Steve Wilson, the husband of one of the women killed, is a suspect and has been arrested by authorities for the murder.
Police found the three victims, identified as Lisa Wilson, 65, and her two daughters, Brynny, 42, and Bronwyn, 38, inside the home. All three were pronounced dead at the scene. “As far as I know, the person who was taken into custody lives in this house and took the life of his wife and two daughters,” said Gary Ginn, the Fayette County coroner. “He’s the husband of one of the white women,” he added. “Any time you find three women in a house and they’ve all been injured and gunshot wounds by a family member, that’s pretty disturbing.”
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Police said one person had been arrested in connection with the killing and said the victims were all shot multiple times. Neighbors told WTVQ Wilson was “strange” and someone who didn’t relate much to the rest of the street.
Police sources and some friends of the shooter confirmed that the suspect’s name is Steve Wilson. Wilson is said to have posted on Facebook immediately after the crime that he had killed his wife and two daughters with a pistol. A now-deleted post from Wilson was shared by a journalist on Twitter, in which he had written: “Okay so all my friends… I just shot my wife and two daughters with a gun, I’m ready and waiting to take that.” Acceptance (sic) of the “King” whenever convenient to accommodate me. For more…convenient fees let me know/”
His other posts from earlier in the day also reflect that he was planning to do something.
Wilson has no criminal history. Frances James, a neighbor, told WTVQ, “It’s really shocking that he chose to do that, really.” James added, “He wasn’t a really friendly person, but he was a neighbor and we spoke. But they’re also pretty sad about it, you know, it’s a neighbor,” says James. “It shouldn’t have happened.”
The Lexington Police Department is still investigating the case and there has been no comment as to whether Wilson was injured. The coroner said he was unable to determine at the scene if the women sustained any injuries other than multiple gunshot wounds. According to the coroner’s report, the official cause of death is pending autopsy.