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Man found dead of apparent gunshot wound in Mechanicsville; teenager charged with murder

Man found dead of apparent gunshot wound in Mechanicsville; teenager charged with murder

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A man was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound just before 10 p.m. Thursday after Hanover County deputies responded to a residence in the 8000 block of Bell Creek Road in Mechanicsville for a reported shooting, the sheriff’s office said Friday.

The victim was later identified as Jacob Dwayne Martin, 23, who lived at the home where the shooting occurred.

Based on evidence and information at the scene, investigators took a teenage boy into custody in connection with the shooting. No additional suspects were being sought and there is no threat to the community, the sheriff’s office said.

The 15-year-old wasn’t identified because he’s a minor and has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is not related to the victim.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Hanover Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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