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Woman Dies in Albemarle County Shooting, Estranged Fiancé Charged

Posted: Updated: Apr 07, 2018 10:34 PM
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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

The estranged fiancé of an Albemarle County woman is now being charged with murder.

The Charlottesville man, 34-year-old Cardian Eubanks, is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of 34-year-old Amanda Bates.

Officers say they found Bates outside a residence located on Richmond Road in the Keswick section of the county between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Saturday.

Bates was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center where she died from her wounds.

Eubanks has been charged with use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony, and second-degree murder.

Family members say that several children were in the home during the shooting. They also say that Bates will be greatly missed by the community.

Eubanks was held without bond at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.


UPDATE 03/24/2018:

Albemarle County Police are investigating a shooting around 8 p.m. at a home on Richmond Road in the Keswick neighborhood.

Police say when they arrived on scene, they found a female victim who had been shot. She is being treated for a gunshot wound at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Police say this is an isolated incident.

NBC29 was present at the magistrate's office when a man who was described earlier as a "person of interest" was loaded into a police cruiser in handcuffs.

Police will not confirm any details about this and are not releasing any additional information.

If any details are known, please contact Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.


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