Man charged with murder after deputies say he shot and killed a man in Franklin County

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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.


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