Update: July 16, 2020 12:30 a.m.:

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has made three arrests with the following information:

Te’Sean Markee Brooks, 19 years old of Hardy, VA has been charged with three counts of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling and one count of Malicious Wounding. He is being held without bond at the Franklin County Jail.

Qu’Shawn Tylek Manns, 20 years old of Rocky Mount, VA has been charged with one count of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling and is being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail in Salem, VA.

Treavon Rachez Taylor, 20 years old of Hardy, VA has been charged with one count of Robbery in Residence and is being held without bond at the Franklin County Jail.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information related to this shooting is encouraged to contact Lt. Nolen at 540-483-6662.

Update: July 15, 2020 7:00 a.m.:

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has two male subjects in custody, both charged with Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling. Additional charges are expected to follow.

Update: July 14, 2020 5:45 p.m.: 

The subjects have been identified. Justin Chase Prillaman, 20 years old of Henry, VA was found deceased upon arrival. James Matthew Prillaman, 18 years old of Henry, VA remains in the hospital in unknown condition. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Citizens in the area are advised to be alert and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately. Anyone with information related to this shooting is encouraged to contact Lt. Nolen at 540-483-6662.

Original:

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 4:20 a.m. on July 14, 2020 alerting of shots fired. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, along with Virginia State Police and Franklin County Public Safety, responded to a house in the 100 block of Salthouse Branch Road in the Henry Community of Franklin County, VA. Upon arrival, deputies found one deceased subject and an additional subject with gunshot wounds. The wounded subject was transported to the hospital for medical care.

It is very early in the investigation however evidence at the scene indicates that the shooter fled before deputies arrived. Currently there is no known vehicle description or direction of travel. Citizens in the area are advised to be alert and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.

Anyone with information related to this shooting is encouraged to contact Lt. Nolen at 540-483- 6662.

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