Birthday celebration held for murdered Lexington man

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-Friends and family of a Lexington man murdered nearly three years ago gathered Wednesday night at Highland Cemetery to celebrate what would have been his 21st birthday.

Tyler Williams was 18-years-old when he died after a shooting near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and East Fifth Street in July 2017.

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Family members say Williams was a talented skater and artist who was taken from the Lexington community too soon.

Williams’ grandmother, Jackie Shannon, has a special motto to help keep her grandson’s memory alive.

“You can’t kill love,” Shannon says, “because love will always be in your heart.”



Police have not named a suspect nor motive in the murder.