Father killed by son in Amherst County shooting, sheriff says
Authorities responded shortly after 3 p.m.
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – Sheriff E. W. Viar confirms to 10 News that the suspect and victim in Tuesday's deadly shooting are father and son.
Chis Austin, 47, is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his father, 83-year-old John Austin.
UPDATE (8:52 p.m. Oct. 1, 2019)
Authorities say John Austin of Madison Heights is the victim of Tuesday's homicide in Amherst County.
Chris Austin was taken into custody after an investigation. He is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Investigators believe they have the person responsible for a Tuesday homicide in custody.
Shortly after 3 p.m., the Amherst County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of gunshots in the 100 block of Riverview Road in Madison Heights.
One person is dead and deputies have a suspect in custody.
The suspect was arrested at the scene.
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