A 17-year-old male from Campbell County who killed a high school student and seriously injured another will see his case go before the grand jury rules a judge on Thursday. If he is indicted, he will be tried as an adult in circuit court. The youth, whose initials are A. R., is accused of shooting two E.C. Glass students on May 16 at an apartment complex off Langhorne Road.
Dre’yon “Biggs” Browley, 18, of Lynchburg, died from his injuries and Justin “JB” Barnett, 18, of Lynchburg, suffered serious injuries, but survived the shooting.
The teen suspect was later located in Campbell County where he was charged with second-degree murder, malicious wounding and two counts of the use of a firearm in a felony.
He appeared at a preliminary hearing in Lynchburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court where police and prosecutors presented evidence toward his role in the shooting.
Judge Stephanie Ayers found there was enough probable cause to certify the charges to the August 5 grand jury.
The court hearing was closed to the public. It was confirmed Judge Ayers certified the charges to a grand jury, but no other information was available.
The teen allegedly confessed to the shooting, but not much is known about the case.