Authorities ID man in county’s 1st slaying in over a decade

November 12, 2019 GMT

CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a man accused in a fatal shooting that disrupted a Virginia county that had gone more than a decade without a homicide.

The Charles City County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that 37-year-old Antwan Jackson, of Richmond, was arrested Saturday on charges including second-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old James Seldon.

News outlets report sheriff’s Capt. Leslie Comer says the two men knew each other. He says authorities responding to an early morning report of shots fired found an unresponsive Seldon suffering gunshot wounds.

The motive wasn’t immediately clear. An investigation is ongoing. It’s unclear if Jackson has a lawyer.

The county hadn’t had a homicide since a 2008 murder-suicide by a 74-year-old man.