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61-year-old man accused of murdering stepson in Henrico

Posted at 10:14 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 05:30:28-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police identified the man arrested and charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting in Henrico's West End on Wednesday morning.

 Randolph Eugene Smith, 61, shot and killed his stepson, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 1500 block of Edenburry Drive, at a home near Carver Elementary School, at approximately 8:45 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers found a deceased man. That man's name has not yet been released.

Randolph Eugene Smith

After an investigation, police arrested Smith and charged him with second-degree murder. Smith's address is also listed in the 1500 block of Edenburry Drive.

Smith, according to Crime Insider sources, claimed his stepson came at him with a knife.  But those sources said that story did not fit with the bullet wound in the back of the stepson's head.

Police said their investigation is on-going and they were not searching for additional suspects.

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