AMELIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Amelia County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that they are conducting a death investigation after a man was found shot to death over the weekend. Authorities told 8News that the county hasn’t had a homicide since 2017.
Officials said they received a call about a man suffering gunshot wounds in the 11000 block of Genito Road at 11:55 p.m. on May 9.
When officers arrived, they found the 31-year-old white male victim in a vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office said he was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds.
A neighbor who lives by said she was barbecuing around 7 p.m. on May 9 when she heard three shots ring out.
“I was just very, very shocked because this is a very quiet neighborhood,” the neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, told 8News. She said the victim would often do target shooting so she didn’t think much of the gunfire.
On Monday, 8News was told that the victim lived in a detached garage and rented out his home to a young couple. One of the renters spoke with 8News off camera and said that he found the victim just before midnight inside a BMW with multiple gunshot wounds.
The renter said that car was running and in reverse. At the scene, you can see where the car rammed into a fence.
The man who found the victim also said the home is lined with security cameras, so if a crime was committed he hopes it was caught on camera and will lead to an arrest.
While this is an ongoing investigation police said there are currently no suspects and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 804-561-2118 or the Amelia Crimesolvers at 804-561-5200.
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