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54 guns found in W.Va. slaying suspect's home

January 29, 2014
Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Investigators have found more than 50 guns in the home of a Barboursville man accused of fatally shooting two people.

The Herald-Dispatch ( ) says a search warrant affidavit shows the 54 firearms included 17 handguns and a variety of shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders.

Rodney Bruce Black faces two counts of first-degree murder. He is charged with fatally shooting 60-year-old Garrick Hopkins from the Milton area and 61-year-old Carl Hopkins Jr. of Oak Hill on Saturday.

Cabell County Sheriff Thomas McComas told media outlets this week that the 62-year-old Black told 911 dispatchers that he shot two people who were breaking into his outbuilding. McComas said Garrick Hopkins owned the outbuilding and the lot near Black's home.


Information from: The Herald-Dispatch,



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