LPD charges man with Murder in Morson Street shooting

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Lynchburg Police says a man has been charged with Second-Degree Murder in connection to a homicide that occurred on Morson Street on Feb. 9.

According to LPD, officers responded to the 2600-block of Morson St for reports of gunfire around 3:31 p.m. On the scene they found a man, identified as 62-year-old Carroll Mack, with a gunshot wound.

Officers provided aid to Mack until emergency responders with the Lynchburg Fire Department could arrive. He was then taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for further treatment.

Mack later died from his injuries.

LPD Forensics Unit and Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and conducted an investigation. They determined that 34-year-old Dabney Thomas, Jr. of Lynchburg was allegedly responsible for the shooting.

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Thomas has been arrested and charged with:

  • 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

Thomas is currently being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.

LPD says the investigation is ongoing. WFXR News will update this story if further information is released.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR)—The Lynchburg Police Department is currently investigating a shooting on Morson Street.

Although details remain limited, the police department is asking residents to avoid the 2600 block of Morson Street as officers investigate the scene.

The police department is looking for the suspect involved in the shooting. If you have any information or footage from this incident, contact Detective Bond at (434) 455-6161.

WFXR News will update this story as further information is released.

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