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Montpelier man found dead in Hanover parking lot

Posted at 2:44 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 14:53:22-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — Hanover Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the death of 81-year-old John Slaw,

The Montpelier man was found lying unconscious next to a vehicle at the Montpelier Shoppes along the 16000 block of Mountain Road on Monday at about 6:09 p.m.

"Once on scene, deputies located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The gun was located next to the body. Lifesaving measures were attempted but were ultimately unsuccessful," a Hanover Sheriff's Office spokesperson wrote. "Investigators continue to look into the moments leading up to this incident and are currently not seeking any suspects in this case."

A cause of death remains under investigation.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140 or Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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

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