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Adults arrested after 10-year-old boy shot dead

ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy. Investigators said the boy died from an apparent gunshot wound Sunday night at a home in the 16000 block of Matthews Mill Road.

Two adults were charged in connection with the shooting.

Billy Joe Lee and Tina Marie Toombs (PHOTO: Orange County Sheriff's Office)

Billy Joe Lee and Tina Marie Toombs (PHOTO: Orange County Sheriff’s Office)

Billy Joe Lee, 37, was charged with felony child abuse and neglect, shooting in the commission of a felony, discharge a firearm within the dwelling house with death of an individual and child endangerment.

Additionally, Tina Marie Toombs, 36, was charged with one count of felony child abuse and neglect.

Investigators have not released information about the relationship between the adults and the young victim.

“At this time no further details are to be released,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office released in a statement. “The investigation is ongoing.”

The child attended Lightfoot Elementary School, according to a report on Newsplex.com. Grief counselors are at the school to help students cope with the loss of their classmate.

Stay with WTVR.com and CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story.

12 comments

  • shanice

    why everytime i get on here people always pulling the race card??? what do u mean wait to see if they are black or not?? JAMES.. WELL I HOPE THESE PICS MAKES YOUR COMMENT FEEL BETTER!!! i know everybody can express there comments but im real surprise that wtvr.com allow this to go on as of why people be trying to put black people down like other races dont do crime.. i mean help me out on that to understand??

    • James

      Your missing the point….sarcasm. Haven’t you noticed that white crime gets no attention, when a black person commits a crime you will only read comments about how all black people are bad, murderers and don’t raise kids properly. You don’t read that on this type of news and all the people who make the comments disappear. Go back and check the stories out, you will then get my post.

      • Joe Johnson

        James … apparently black women commenting here are not picking up on your blatantly sarcastic comment. This is a horrific event for everyone involved. No gun, no death.

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