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Man found dead in mobile home, woman shot in Franklin County; suspect in custody: deputies

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured.

Deputies have identified the deceased as 54-year-old Ricky Lee, while a 58-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with a life-threatening injury.

The suspect, 58-year-old Forrest Christopher Fielder, was later taken into custody and has been charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, deputies said.

Authorities were responding to a call of a woman with a gunshot wound to her lower extremities when they found the man dead inside a mobile home. WSLS 10 News is told the scene is on Barbour Lane in the Snow Creek Area of Franklin County.

This happened around 12:15 a.m. Saturday morning.

The investigation is ongoing.


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McKinley Strother joined the WSLS 10 News team in June 2020. He anchors 10 News at 6 and 11 on Saturdays and Sundays and you'll also catch him reporting during the week.