Fulks Run man accused of shooting 2 with a shotgun

Mugshot of Amos Barb courtesy: Rockingham County Sheriff's Office
Mugshot of Amos Barb courtesy: Rockingham County Sheriff's Office(WHSV)
Published: Oct. 6, 2019 at 1:47 PM EDT
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UPDATE (Oct. 7):

An elderly Rockingham County man is accused of shooting two people with a shotgun as they searched for cattle this past weekend.

According to the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, a call came into their office around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 for a shooting in the 13000 block of Third Hill Road in Fulks Run.

The caller reported gunshot wounds to a man and a woman.

Investigators have determined that a man and woman were walking in the area looking for cattle that had gotten loose from their property.

According to deputies, as the pair searched, 83-year-old Amos Barb, of Fulks Run, came out of a nearby home and accused the two of trespassing.

Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson says words were exchanged between Barb and the pair, leading to a dispute, and says Barb then fired a shotgun, striking both the man and woman.

At that point, the man then drew a pistol and fired three shots at Barb, all of which missed, according to Hutcheson.

The man was taken to Sentara RMH and the woman was taken to UVA Medical Center. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Barb has been charged with two counts of malicious wounding, two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony, and one count of reckless handling of a firearm.


ORIGINAL STORY (1:45 p.m. Oct. 6):

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office says two people suffered shooting-related injuries this past Saturday.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to Third Hill Road in Fulks Run on October 5 for what they say was a domestic situation.

In a release, the sheriff's office says two people were found with gunshot wounds. Both had serious, but not life threatening, injuries.

One person was taken to UVA Medical Center and the other to Sentara RMH.

An investigation is underway.