Teen admits to Lynchburg police he killed football player, shot another

Teen is expected to have a hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Court next week

By Magdala Louissaint - Lynchburg Bureau Reporter

LYNCHBURG, Va. - A 17-year-old boy admitted to Lynchburg police that he killed an E.C. Glass High School football player and injured another. 

According to court documents, when officers found the 17-year-old boy initialed as A.R., he told police he shot Dre'yon Browley and an 18-year-old man, and left the gun in the car. 

On May 16, police were called to the Meadows Apartments for a shooting. 

Browley later died from his injuries. At last check, the second victim was in stable condition. 

In the report, Lynchburg detectives searched the 2006 Honda Civic and found a loaded gun. They also looked for ammunition, blood and a cellphone the teen said he had at the time of the crime but didn’t know where it was. 

Pastor James Camm, co-founder of One Community One Voice has been pushing for change in neighborhoods that see crime. 

"The kids that may have seen the bodies lying there. My heart just begins to ache just reading that this young man has admitted to this shooting.”

Camm is asking all parents in the Hill City to step up.

“As a community (we need) to reach out to stop this violence. Because Lynchburg should not be known in any way for having young men killing each other," Camm said.

That’s why in two weeks, he and several others will be at the apartment complex reaching out to neighbors. In the meantime, he’s urging those who saw something, to say something.

“It helps get all the facts in order. And we need people to ensure that the facts are really put together so that the police department can solve this crime correctly," Camm said.

The juvenile's name has not been released but he is charged with murder, malicious wounding, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

10 News reached out to the juvenile's attorney Joseph Sanzone who says his, "client will be happy when the truth comes out in this matter."

Next week, the teen is expected to have a hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Court. 

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