Shooter sought after Henry County shooting

Published: Sep. 27, 2020 at 7:10 PM EDT
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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A man was found with gunshot wounds to his arm, chest and buttocks Saturday night in his home on Mitchell Road in Axton.

According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, crews responded to a 9:35 p.m. call into the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center regarding a person being shot. Deputies found Timothy Jarod Mitchell, 31, alert and coherent before airlifting him to Wake Forest Baptist Health.

The victim told investigators he was outside his home when a Black man wearing a mask approached him and fired multiple times. That man is being sought. A white powder believed to be illegal narcotics was found by authorities near where Mitchell was shot.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with helpful tips to call 276-638-8751 or the Crime Stoppers Program at 632-7463. A reward of up to $2,500, depending on the crime and substance of the tip, is available through the Crime Stoppers Program.

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