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Fishersville Shooting Suspect Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

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The suspect in a Fishersville shooting has been found guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated wounding and firearms charges.

A judge recommended a sentence of 58 years in prison for 23-year-old Jerad Michael Ross.

Ross gunned down Melvin Jordan, 48, last May during an argument outside the Skyline Motel. Jordan died six months later. 

A doctor testified Thursday that Jordan's death stemmed from a blood clot caused by the shooting.

Melvin Jordan's brother, Fred Jordan, says he's happy with the guilty verdict but says it's a sad situation for everyone involved.

"On top of my brother's being...got killed. But just seeing another African-American go down to dust. Full of life, young, made a wrong decision," Fred said.

Ross will be formally sentenced sometime this summer.

Reported by Ken Slack and Tara Todd.

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