Deputies investigating 12-year-old's death in Augusta County

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Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith in uniform. | Credit: WHSV

Court documents filed in Augusta County Circuit Court show new information into the investigation of the death of a 12-year-old boy in Augusta County.

According to a search warrant, someone from the home in the 1000 block of Kiddsville Road called 911 around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday night. The search warrant said a muzzleloader had been fired and the child was shot.

When deputies arrived at the home, the search warrant said they found the child already dead. According to the search warrant, deputies recovered a muzzleloader and a bullet from the scene.

No arrests have been made. The Augusta County Sheriff's Office said this was an isolated incident with no threat posed to the community.

The incident is still under investigation.


Augusta County deputies are investigating the gunshot death of a 12-year-old child.

According to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the 1000 block of Kiddsville Rd. at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, for a report of someone shot.

When deputies arrived, they found a 12-year-old child with a single gunshot wound. First responders declared the child dead at the scene.

The child's body was taken to the Virginia medical examiner's office in Roanoke for an autopsy.

No arrests have been made, and the sheriff's office says this was an isolated incident with no threat posed to the community.

They are investigating the situation and will not release any further details until investigation can be completed.