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Spotsylvania man charged in fatal shooting

The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a fatal shooting Monday night on Matti Hill Court.   32 year old Augustus Rhodes of Spotsylvania is charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  He’s in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.   Sheriff’s Major Troy Skebo more charges could be coming as the investigation continues.

The incident occurred near the Germanna Community College Campus in Spotsy.  18 year old Michael Wallin was found dead at the scene. Authorities say there’s evidence two people arrived at 8:40pm in a silver sedan.   The driver left the vehicle and assaulted Wallin. That led to gunfire between the driver and Wallin.

Both sustained gunshot wounds during the exchange. The passenger of the sedan then exits the vehicle to assist the driver back into the vehicle.

The driver and sedan were later located at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.Detectives are still investigating the motive for the crime and the identity of the second occupant of the vehicle and consider that person as a witness.

Sheriff Harris – “This senseless act of violence has created heartache for the Wallin family and the Spotsylvania community”



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