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Albemarle County Man Faces Second-Degree Murder Charge Following Afton Shooting

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Albemarle County Police Department Press Release
08/13/2017

Albemarle County Detectives are investigating the third homicide in the County since June.

Around 12:30 Saturday afternoon, officers responded to the 2500 block of White Mountain Road in Afton. When they arrived, they found 27-year-old Callum Braxton Boggs of Albemarle County deceased from a gunshot wound.

25-year-old Joshua Frederick Campbell of Albemarle County was taken into custody at the scene. He faces one count of Second Degree Murder and one count of Assault on a Police Officer.

Campbell is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

This was an isolated incident, and there was no threat to public safety.

Also, this incident is unrelated to the rally and counter protest events that took place in the area on Saturday.

If you have any information on this incident, please call Detective M. Wells at 434-872-4509.

Statement from Albemarle County Police Department
08/12/2017 

Albemarle County Detectives are working a third homicide in the County since June. THIS IS NOT RELATED TO THE RALLY/COUNTER PROTEST EVENTS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

It happened around 1230 Saturday afternoon in the 2500 block of White Mountain Road in Afton. A man has died of a gunshot wound, according to detectives. The suspect is in custody and this was an isolated incident. There is no threat to public safety.

More information as it becomes available.