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Larry Keith Johnston / Photo from Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Department

By Chris Muldrow / Fredericksburg Today

A Spotsylvania man has been charged with murder after a shooting off of Gordon Road.

Spotsylvania Sheriff Roger L. Harris said Larry Keith Johnston, 80, of Spotsylvania County was charged with 1st degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Deputies responded to the 7200 block of Young Lane after a report of a shooting. They found a 65-year-old man lying in the driveway of his residence. They are not yet released the shooting victim’s name. The man had a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Johnston, a neighbor of the shooting victim, was taken into custody.

Harris said detectives interviewed witnesses and discovered that Johnson and his neighbor had an ongoing feud over the property boundary. The victim had a landscaping crew on scene performing lawn maintenance when the incident occurred.


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