Man arrested for Sunday killing in Patrick County

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STUART, Va. (WDBJ7)- An 18-year-old Stuart man has been arrested for the killing of another man Sunday.

Suspect mugshot courtesy Patrick County Sheriff's Office

Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith says Lonnie Reynolds was arrested Monday morning on charges of 2nd Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Discharging a Firearm within 1000 feet of a School, and Reckless Handling of a Firearm.

Sheriff Smith says 37-year-old Damien Hairston of Martinsville died Sunday evening as the result of a single gunshot wound. The sheriff isn't releasing further information, as the investigation is ongoing.

Deputies responded to the scene of True Gospel Baptist Church on Salem Highway in Stuart around 8 p.m. Sunday, and found the victiim who died at the scene soon after.

Sheriff Smith said the church was not in service at the time. The parking lot was apparently used as a meeting place between the victim and another group of people. None of them were members of the church.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sheriff Smith at 276-692-7012 or Investigator Tyler Wilson at 276-692-5123.

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Suspect mugshot courtesy Patrick County Sheriff's Office
Photo of victim courtesy Patrick County Sheriff's Office