Man arrested after deadly shooting in Lynchburg

Dabney Thomas Jr., charged in connection with a deadly Lynchburg shooting. (Blue Ridge Regional Jail) (WSLS)

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE

Lynchburg police are investigating a homicide.

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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.


ORIGINAL STORY

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.


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