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Trial Date Set for Albemarle Man Involved in Elk's Lodge Shooting

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A man shot twice by officers after firing a shot outside of Charlottesville's Elk's Lodge (I.B.P.O.E. of W. Rivanna #195) on Second Street Northwest on March 16 went back to court Monday.

Franklin Donnett Brown, 56, faces two felony charges after the March shooting that sent him and another man to the hospital.  

A grand jury indicted Brown in April for malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He'll go before a jury in December.

Investigators say Brown fired one shot after he says he was attacked by a group of people outside of the Elk's Lodge (I.B.P.O.E. of W. Rivanna #195). That shot hit Leon Brock, 22, of Culpeper.    

Responding officers say they asked Brown to drop his gun, before shooting him twice. After an internal investigation, no criminal charges were filed against the officer who pulled the trigger.   

Monday was a quick day in court for Brown, setting a date for trial. He'll be back in court December 6 at 9:30 a.m. for a jury trial.  

The victim in the shooting has his own legal troubles. Leon Travis Brock, also known as "Lucky" Brock, is wanted in the town of Culpeper on a number of charges, including malicious wounding.

If you have any information that can help police, call Culpeper Crime Solvers at 540-727-0300.

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