Shooting leaves one dead

Published 3:56 pm Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A 26-year-old Michigan man is dead after a reported fight Friday at about 8 p.m., according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Richard Turner, 73, called the sheriff’s office, stating he had shot a man and believed him to be dead, authorities said.

“Turner went on to say that the man was beating him,” stated a press release from police. Turner met deputies in the yard when they arrived on scene. The victim has been identified as Rocky Wilbur.

“Wilbur was transported to Richmond to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Turner was transported to Southside Emergency Room in Farmville and treated for his injuries …,” stated the release.

Turner was later released to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and is being held without bond.

Turner is charged with second-degree murder.