Suspects identified after fatal shooting Thursday in Lynchburg

Published: Jan. 22, 2021 at 8:24 AM EST
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Lynchburg Police have named three people as suspects in connection with a shooting Thursday along 12th Street:

-Dia Montae Cedrik Taylor, 19, of Lynchburg, who also has an outstanding arrest warrant for a probation violation on firearms charges unrelated to this incident

-Najiee J’hode Turner, 20, of Lynchburg

-Leondre Tymere Strange, 19, of Lynchburg

Samantha Robinson died at a hospital; she had been shot in the side with a bullet that entered her vehicle as she was driving down 12th Street.

Anyone with helpful tips can call 911 or Crimestoppers at 888-798-5900.

EARLIER: Lynchburg Police have released the name of a woman who died after being shot Thursday afternoon.

Samantha Robinson, 28 of Lynchburg, died after being taken to a hospital.

Police continue to investigate the shooting, which took place near 12th and Pierce Streets, as a homicide. It happened about 4:30 p.m. No one has been arrested.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Davis at (434) 455-6166 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. You can also enter a tip online at or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

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