South Boston man charged with first-degree murder after Halifax County shooting

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HALIFAX COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has charged a 35-year-old South Boston man with first-degree murder following a shooting on Friday.

William Medley also faces a charge of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the shooting in the 6000 block of Philpott Highway that killed a 34-year-old woman, according to Sheriff Fred S. Clark.

Deputies responded to a call for a disturbance at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 9 and when they arrived, Clark said they discovered a 34-year-old woman suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim died at the scene, according to Clark, with the suspect turning himself in to authorities shortly after the shooting.

Medley is currently held without bond at Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax.

The investigation remains ongoing.