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Building owned by shooting victim

Jan. 26, 2014 @ 10:34 PM

BARBOURSVILLE — The Cabell County Sheriff's Department has released the names of the victims of Saturday's deadly shooting in Barboursville.

Brothers Garrick Hopkins, 60, from the Milton area, and Carl Hopkins Jr., 61, from Oak Hill, died Saturday after being shot while at 12 Lane Drive, Barboursville.

The shooter, 62-year-old Rodney Bruce Black, called 911 after the shooting to report that he saw two men entering his outbuilding and he shot them from his window. Black was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and remains in the Western Regional Jail pending further court proceedings.

The sheriff's department reported Sunday that the outbuilding in fact belonged to Garrick Hopkins. According to a release from the department, Garrick Hopkins had recently purchased the lot adjacent to 12 Lane Drive.

"Garrick Hopkins took his brother to his newly purchased lot to show him the property where he and his family were to build a new residence in the coming weeks," the release said. "The outbuilding in question was on the Hopkins property and contained no belongings of the suspect Rodney Black."

Sheriff's department detectives searched the suspect's residence and seized a large number of weapons and ammunition.

A post mortem examination will be conducted on the victims at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston on Monday.



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