Police believe Kentucky man murdered 10-year-old boy, then turned gun on himself

Published 10:25 pm Monday, February 7, 2022

A Kentucky man is suspected of fatally shooting a 10-year-old boy and then killing himself, officials said.

Lexington police responded Sunday to a report of shots fired at a residence and found the pair dead at the scene, the agency said in a statement.

Both died of gunshot wounds, the Fayette County Coroner’s Office said in a statement. The boy was identified as Landon Hayes and his death was classified as a homicide, the statement said. Tyrus Lathem, 22, died of suicide, the coroner said.

The relationship between the two wasn’t clear.