Harrisonburg Homicide

By: Laura Speakman
By: Laura Speakman

Around seven last night, Harrisonburg Police Department got a call to check on Bruce "Buddy" Nelson, Jr. When they got to his apartment on Governor's Lane off of Reservoir, they found Nelson shot dead on his living room floor. They are treating the case as a homicide and hope people in the area can help them with the case.

"Our city's growing very rapidly. These things will occur as unfortunately as they are, but again working together with the citizens will hopefully have an impact," said Sgt. Shane Brown, Harrisonburg Police Department.

Police are asking for people to be on the look out for a '98 Ford Expedition with license plate XYU-1692. This vehicle is registered under Nelson's name and is missing. If you see the vehicle or have any other information please call HPD at 540-434-2545 or crime solvers at 540-574-5050. All information can be held confidential.

Some residents believe this is a one time thing and their area is safe. Others are questioning their safety and are really scared.


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