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Victim identified in deadly Henry County shooting

Shooting happened in Spencer near Route 58

Brandon Lucas
Brandon Lucas (Henry County Sheriff's Office)

HENRY COUNTY, Va. – Authorities have identified the victim in Sunday’s deadly shooting in Henry County

Brandon Jermal Lucas, 29, of North Chesterfield, Virginia, was found dead behind a home in Spencer, Virginia early Sunday morning.


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A man was shot and killed in Henry County early Sunday morning.

Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry says the victim, who he identified only as a “young black male,” was shot between two houses on Arrowhead Circle in Spencer, adjacent to Route 58. The victim died at the scene.

According to Perry, deputies first responded to a 911 call for shots fired in the 300 block of Arrowhead Circle around 1:45 Sunday morning, but did not find anything of note. Perry says they received a second 911 call just after 8:15 a.m., where the caller discovered the victim’s body behind a house in the 400 block of Arrowhead Circle.

The medical examiner’s office in Roanoke performed an autopsy. Authorities were able to identify the victim but did not release his name, as family members are still being notified. The autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound and authorities are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, but Perry says the Sheriff’s Office has interviewed multiple possible suspects.

“A lot of times, we have to get people up to the point that they acknowledge they were present at the scene,” Perry said. “We do have multiple names that we’re working through, and we have talked to many of them.”

Perry believes the situation is an isolated incident and that the community is not at risk for any further violence.

If you have any tips on what led up to the shooting, contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 656-4200.


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