Moses Thompson, Rafael Malik Brewster and Jah'Quez Crutchfield

 Editor's Note: Due to a coding error at the Fayette County Courthouse, the charges provided to the media, including the News-Graphic, for Moses Thompson were inaccurate. Thompson has been charged with Robbery, first degree, and Facilitation of Murder, according to the Fayette County District court clerk and Thompson’s attorney Greg Coulson.


Three Georgetown residents have been charged in connection to a fatal shooting in Lexington and are currently lodged in the Scott County Jail, according to a Lexington Police Department release.

Jah’Quez Crutchfield, 18; Rafael Malik Brewster, 20, have been charged with murder and first-degree burglary. Moses Thompson, 18, has been charged with facilitation to murder and first-degree burglary.

Lexington Police responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment on East Reynolds Road on Sept. 3. They found a 19-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital and later died.

Police determined the suspects were in a dispute with the victim over a narcotics transaction, according to the release. The warrant identified the victim as Nathaniel Shelby. Detectives obtained warrants for the suspects, who were apprehended by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and Georgetown Police.

Crutchfield is also facing charges after a home invasion last week on Lisa Court. He and Madison Phillips were charged with first-degree burglary, and Jonathan Egan Hofstetter, 18, of Georgetown, was charged later with first-degree burglary.

Georgetown Police Sgt. Victor DeSoto said Crutchfield is the only common actor in the Lexington murder and the Georgetown robbery.

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