Pittsylvania Co. man charged with manslaughter in weekend shooting

Montel Oakley has been charged with manslaughter.
Montel Oakley has been charged with manslaughter.(Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 10:10 AM EDT
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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - One person is in custody following a shooting that left a man dead in Pittsylvania County Sunday.

Members of the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office responded just after midnight July 11 to 3957 Pocket Road in Hurt, for a report of a shooting incident.

A caller told Pittsylvania County 911 dispatch operators that one person had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and identified as 44-year-old Corey Andrew Moon, of Troutville.

The suspect was identified as Montel M. Oakley, also 44, of the Pocket Road address. Oakley has been charged with manslaughter and is being held without bond in the Pittsylvania County Jail. The sheriff’s office said the suspect and victim were life-long friends.

The case remains under investigation.

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