No charges to be filed in connection with Sunday’s deadly shooting in Lynchburg

Happened on York Street

One man is dead after a Lynchburg shooting. (WSLS 10)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A man is dead after a shooting on Sunday, according to Lynchburg Police.

At about 5:40 p.m., police responded to the 200 block of York Street for the reported shooting. Authorities said when they arrived at the scene, they found a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials identified him as Justin Lee Lewis, 24, of Lynchburg.

While authorities initially reported a suspect in custody, on Tuesday, Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney determined that, based on the evidence available at this time, criminal charges are not justified.

The person previously in custody has since been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lynchburg Police at 434-455-6050.


Previous headline said that charges were dropped; however charges were never filed, authorities merely had a person in custody

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