BOONES MILL, Va. – TUESDAY UPDATE
We now know the name of the man shot on Monday at a Boones Mill gas station.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office announced that Kelly Hall, 49, of Rocky Mount, remains in the hospital, being treated for life-threatening injuries after Monday’s shooting.
The man charged in connection with this shooting, Emmitt Southern, was arrested Monday afternoon in Montgomery County
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office announced that the man believed to have shot another person Monday morning in Boones Mill is now in custody.
Emmitt Southern was arrested after a traffic stop in Montgomery County and will be charged with malicious wounding.
Additional charges will also be filed against him, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
10 News spoke with Kimo Anderson who is an employee at Cannaday’s Sav-A-Bit who heard the shooting. He says when he heard the loud noise, he didn’t think much of it because of the store’s location being so close to Rte. 220.
Anderson says he was shocked to see something like this happen in Boones Mill.
“It takes you off guard. Like I said, being next to 220 you hear cars revving up and everything. We’ve had people hit our guardrail and it sounds like a gun shot. To think for that to happen in Boones Mill, it doesn’t happen that often, at least here it doesn’t,” he said.
Anderson says he and other employees and customers jumped into action to help the man who was shot.
Authorities have released the identity of the suspect in a shooting that happened on Monday morning in Boones Mill.
Police are searching for Emmitt Southern, 55, of Princeton, West Virginia.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said officers received a 911 call at about 10 a.m. about a shooting at Cannaday’s Sav-A-Bit. Southern left the scene before authorities arrived, deputies said.
Authorities believe Southern is driving an older model dark blue blazer with West Virginia tag NBV-349, and think he could be on US-220 North or I-81.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Southern and the victim knew each other. The victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment.
Authorities are searching for a suspect after a person was shot at a Boones Mill gas station on Monday morning, according to local officials.
Officials said the shooting happened at Cannaday’s Sav-A-Bit off of US-220.
The victim’s condition is not known at this time.
The incident is isolated with no threat to the public and delays in the area should be expected, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
10 News has a crew en route to the scene to learn more.
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