LYNCHBURG, Va. – UPDATE
Lynchburg police are investigating a homicide.
Police said around 3:30 Friday afternoon, officers went to the 2600 block of Morson Street for reports of shots fired. Officers arrived and discovered one adult male victim with a gunshot wound.
They said police provided aid until Lynchburg Fire Department medics arrived and took the man, 62-year-old Carroll Mack to Lynchburg General Hospital. Mack did not survive.
The suspect was described as a slender black male, wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.
As a result of the investigation, Dabney Thomas Jr, 34, of Lynchburg, was charged with the following:
- Second-degree murder
- Reckless handling of a firearm
- Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
- Discharge a firearm in the city limits
Police said this is an active and ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Bond at (434) 455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
A shooting has occurred in the 2600 block of Morson Street in Lynchburg.
Police believe the suspect is a slender male, wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans. He has not been located.
The public is advised to avoid the area if possible. Contact Detective Bond at 434-455-6161 if you have information or footage.