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Authorities identify victim in deadly Appomattox County shooting

Suspect in custody, charged with second-degree murder

Mugshot of Charles Roosevelt Abbitt Jr. from Feb. 4, 2019.
Mugshot of Charles Roosevelt Abbitt Jr. from Feb. 4, 2019. (Blue Ridge Regional Jail)

APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. – The Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man shot and killed on Wednesday.

Carlos Rican Roman Jr., 34, of Spout Spring, was killed on Spring Grove Road, according to authorities.

In connection with the shooting, authorities have arrested 36-year-old Charles Roosevelt Abbitt Jr., of Spout Spring, charging him with second-degree murder.


ORIGINAL STORY

One man is dead and another in jail after a shooting on Wednesday in Spout Spring, according to the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office.

At 12:01 p.m., authorities responded to a reported shooting at a residence in the 1400 block of Spring Grove Road.

They arrived to find a man outside the home who had been shot, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they immediately began CPR on the man; however, he died at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office is withholding the victim’s name until his next of kin is notified.

In connection with the shooting, authorities arrested 36-year-old Charles Roosevelt Abbitt Jr., of Spout Spring, charging him with second-degree murder.

Anyone with any information about this shooting is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 434-352-8241.


About the Author:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.