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Sheriff: 3 suspects forced man into home before murder

'This was a specific, targeted, horrendous act,' sheriff says
Posted at 2:18 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-06 08:22:17-05

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. -- Authorities have released disturbing surveillance video in hopes that it leads to tips in the shooting death of a 60-year-old man in rural Brunswick County.

Deputies were called for a report of an unresponsive male in a home in the 22000 block of Governor Harrison Parkway near the Brunswick/Greensville county line just before 7:35 p.m. Friday, Brunswick Sheriff Brian Roberts said.

Deputies discovered David Livingston of Freeman, Virginia, inside the home suffering from "what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds," the sheriff said.

Livingston was pronounced dead at the scene.

Roberts said the victim's body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for autopsy.

"A home surveillance video was obtained, which clearly shows at least three individuals force Livingston into his home earlier the same morning around 6:12 before daylight," Roberts said.

The sheriff said their "initial investigative" shows drug distribution may be a "strong influence" in the crime.

"We have no intel to believe that anyone in our community or his neighbors should have any reason to be concerned," Roberts said. "This was a specific, targeted, horrendous act."

Roberts also said Saturday afternoon that the sheriff’s office has received multiple tips about the identities of the three suspects.

Officials said a reward of up to $1000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Anyone who recognizes the people in the video or has information that could help investigators is urged to call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 434-848-3133 or Crime Solver’s at 434-848-2336.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.