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Man shot to death in Charles City County; suspect charged with murder

CHARLES CITY COUNTY, Va. -- A suspect is in custody after a man was shot to death in Charles City County, according to the Charles City County Sheriff's Department.

Antiwan Jackson, 37, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted violent felon, using a firearm in the commission of a felony (second offense), and second-degree murder.

Deputies were called to the 8400 block of Little Elam Road for a report of multiple shots fired at 2:35 a.m. Saturday.

When deputies arrived five minutes later, they found 38-year-old James Sheldon unresponsive and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Little Elam Road

Little Elam Road

When EMS  crews arrived two minutes later, Sheldon was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

The murder is the first in Charles City County in more than a decade, according to Virginia State Police data.

Deputies worked with state police, the US Marshals Service, and Richmond Police to identify Jackson as a suspect.

Officials said Jackson was taken into custody on Saturday evening.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call the Charles City County Sheriff’s Department at 804-829-9265.

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