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Charlottesville Police Investigate Deadly Carlton Ave. Shooting

Posted: Updated: Sep 17, 2015 09:36 AM
Police outside the trailer at 1500 Carlton Avenue Police outside the trailer at 1500 Carlton Avenue
Jason Lee Shifflett Jason Lee Shifflett
Neighbors gather outside the home of Jason Lee Shifflett Neighbors gather outside the home of Jason Lee Shifflett
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Charlottesville Police are investigating an overnight shooting at a home in the 1500 block of Carlton Avenue.

The shooting was reported shortly before 1 a.m.  Responding officers found 31-year-old Jason Lee Shifflett dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The investigation is still ongoing. "We are still early in the investigation and following a number of leads," said Captain Gary Pleasants of the Charlottesville Police Department.

Police have yet to confirm the details of how the shooting happened.

Neighbors say they have seen an uptick in fighting and violence in the area. Police say they do not believe this shooting is connected to any other recent shootings in the city.

"It’s scary. It's scary and my first thought was ‘for the grace of God, that could've been one of my children, and somebody just decided they had the right to do such a thing,’" said Elaine Helmick, a friend of the family.

Police ask anyone with any information or who may have heard something in the area between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. to call Detective Bradley Pleasants at 434-970-3374 or Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.


Charlottesville Police Department News Release:

On September 3rd, 2015 at approx. 12:55 am, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to 1500 Carlton Avenue, Lot 11, for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found Jason Lee Shifflett, age 31, a resident of that address, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Mr. Shifflett was located inside his trailer when officers found him.

Police are still on the scene and are investigating.

Anyone with any information or anyone who may have heard something in this area around 12:30-1:00 am, please call Detective Bradley Pleasants at (434) 970-3374 or Crimestoppers at (434) 977-4000. 

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