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Suspect entered home, fatally shot 25-year-old King and Queen man

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 11:26:28-04

KING AND QUEEN, Va. — A homicide is under investigation by the King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office.

A shooting occurred early Tuesday, August 16, in the 6200 block of Newtown Road.

When deputies arrived they found 25-year-old James Edward Byrd “Scooter” dead from a gunshot wound.

It appears that the suspect or suspects came into the home and shot Byrd.

The only description at this time is that of the suspects had on a black hoodie.

Route 721 Newtown Road is shut down from Route 619 Owens Mill Road to Route 666 Sorghum Road as law enforcement investigates.

If anyone has any information they are asked to contact the King and Queen County Sheriff’s office at 804-785-7400 or the Mattaponi Crime Solvers at 804-769-3000.