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One arrested, one still wanted in connection with Lynchburg homicide

29-year-old died during apartment complex shooting

Police in Lynchburg have made one arrest in connection with a murder last week and continue to search for another who is wanted. (WSLS via Blue Ridge Regional Jail)

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE - Dec. 15 at 4 p.m.

Police in Lynchburg have made one arrest in connection with a murder last week and continue to search for another who is wanted.

Detectives arrested 18-year-old Demijah Kyjaun Spinner on Monday in connection with the murder of Wendell Scott Morris. Spinner is facing charges of second-degree manslaughter and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to the Lynchburg Police Department. Spinner was also served with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

Police continue to search for 22-year-old James Alexander Hiett, 22, of Halifax County, who is wanted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Stevenson at 434-455-6116 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. You can also enter a tip online.


UPDATE

Police are asking the public’s help to find two men wanted for questioning in connection with Monday’s homicide in Lynchburg.

Demijah Kyjaun Spinner, 18, of Lynchburg, is wanted for failure to appear. James Alexander Hiett, 22, of Halifax County, is wanted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

Police said 29-year-old Wendell Scott Morris died at the scene of the shooting Monday at James Crossing Apartments.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Stevenson at 434-455-6116 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. You can also enter a tip online.


ORIGINAL STORY

Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Lynchburg on Monday afternoon.

Officers arrived at the James Crossing Apartments just after 4 p.m. to find 29-year-old Wendell Scott Morris, of Lynchburg, with a gunshot wound. Police said he died at the scene.

Police have not released any information about a suspect at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Stevenson at 434-455-6116 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. You can also enter a tip online.