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Two teenage boys charged with killing Bassett man found shot, dead inside a car

One is 17 years old, other is 15 years old

Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead in a car on June 2, 2020 in Henry County
Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead in a car on June 2, 2020 in Henry County (BTW21)

HENRY COUNTY, Va. – Authorities have charged two teenage boys with killing a 20-year-old Bassett man.

Skyler Bryant, 20, died after being shot, according to the medical examiner’s office.

A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old face multiple charges in connection with his death.

The 15-year-old is charged with:

  • Second-degree murder
  • Robbery
  • Conspiracy to commit robbery
  • Using a firearm in the commission of a robbery
  • Using a firearm in the commission of murder
  • Possession of a firearm by an adjudicated juvenile felon

The 17-year-old is charged with:

  • Felony homicide
  • Robbery
  • Conspiracy to commit robbery
  • Using a firearm in the commission of a robbery

Both juveniles are in the custody at the W.W. Moore Juvenile Detention Facility.


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead in a car on Tuesday morning.

After a 911 call regarding shots fired and a vehicle crash, authorities responded to 205 Erwin Street.

They arrived to find Skyler Derrick Bryant, 20, unresponsive in a 2008 silver Ford Focus and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

He appeared to have been shot in the chest, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

An autopsy will be done to determine the cause and manner of death.


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