UPDATE: Man killed in shooting after ‘an altercation’ with brother, father

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UPDATE 3:30 P.M. DICKENSON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Dickenson County, Virginia Sheriff Jeremy Fleming has identified a man that died in an early morning shooting on Monday.

According to Sheriff Fleming, Roy Rasnick, 33, died after “an altercation” with his brother and father.

Roy reportedly attacked his brother, James, and his father, Alton.

Alton was severely injured and James suffered minor injuries, according to the sheriff.

The sheriff reports that at some point during the altercation, James got a firearm and shot at Roy multiple times, causing his death.

James was treated and released from the hospital while the father, Alton, was flown to the Johnson City Medical Center to be treated for serious head injuries.

No further information was immediately available as the incident was still under investigation.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.


DICKENSON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – One person is dead after a shooting at a home in Dickenson County Monday morning.

According to Dickenson County Sheriff Jeremy Fleming, deputies were called to a domestic situation at a home on Dog Branch Gap Road in Clinchco around 8:30 a.m.

According to Sheriff Fleming, gunshots were reported at the home before deputies arrived.

Fleming told News Channel 11 that upon arrival, deputies found an adult man dead inside the home with multiple gunshot wounds.

Two other men were found in the home and taken to the Dickenson County Community Hospital for injuries they suffered during the assault.

Sheriff Fleming said the other two men did not have gunshot wounds.

A handgun was recovered from the scene of the shooting.

The Virginia State Police are also assisting with the investigation.

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