Garrick and Carl Hopkins were checking out property Garrick Hopkins had recently purchased when they were shot Saturday.
Source: Joel Landau / New York Daily News
A West Virginia man shot and killed his new neighbor and the man’s brother without warning as the two inspected their land.
The shooter told police he thought his alleged victims were breaking into a building he mistakenly thought he owned, and police are baffled as to why he chose such a drastic measure to preserve something of no value to him.
The Cabell County Sheriff’s Department charged Rodney Bruce Black, 62, of Barboursville, with two counts of first degree murder after he killed Garrick Hopkins, 60, of Milton and his brother, Carl Hopkins Jr., 61, of Oak Hill, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sherriff Tom McComas told the Daily News on Monday.
The two victims are black and the shooter is white but McComas said there is no indication race was a factor in the the suspect’s motive.
To read this article in its entirety visit New York Daily News.