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Man shot and killed in Lexington, sheriff seeking evidence, asks for tips

Lexington County deputies investigating a deadly shooting that happened Saturday morning are asking for the public’s help.

Jimmy Ferney Johnson Jr., 46, died after he was shot outside a home on Mac Circle in Lexington, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

“Detectives from our major crimes unit responded to the scene this morning and interviewed neighbors in an effort to find out what happened,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Crime scene investigators processed the scene to collect potential evidence. They also took numerous photographs of the scene and surrounding area.”

A camper near the home caught fire just about the same time Johnson was shot, Koon said.

“We don’t have much to go on in terms of a person of interest,” Koon said. “There is some ongoing work related to items recovered from the scene that might help us; however, tips from the community would be most helpful to us at this point in the case.”

Koon said anyone with information about the shooting can share tips anonymously with Crimestoppers by calling 888-274-6372 or using the Crimestoppers app.