ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – A spokesperson for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were alerted to a homicide by a 911 call around 3:30 Sunday afternoon.
Deputies along with Virginia State Police and Franklin County Public Safety responded to the 10,000 block of Virgil Goode Highway in Rocky Mount.
Authorities said the victim, 59-year-old Denny Smith of Rocky Mount, was found dead in his home from a gunshot wound.
The suspect, 55-year-old Gregory Kendrick of Rocky Mount, was arrested on scene.
Kendrick has been charged with second degree murder and is being held at the Franklin County Jail with no bond.