April 7, 2014
Charges have been filed against two people in the death of the 10-year-old.
Thirty-six-year-old Tina Marie Toombs of orange has been charged with felony child abuse and neglect. 37-year-old Billy Joe Lee has been charged with felony child abuse and neglect, shooting in the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm within the home with the death of an individual, and child endangerment.
The alleged shooting happened yesterday evening on Mathews Mill Road in Orange County.
We spoke to two people at the home that said they did not have a comment at this time.
The boy attended school at Lightfoot Elementary School.
The school administrators there said they have grief counselors available for any students that need to talk about what happened to their classmate.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office have released the following statement:
"On the night of April 6, 2014 at approx. 11:10 pm the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in the 16000 block of Mathews Mill Rd. Upon their arrival, deputies found a 10 year old juvenile who had died by an apparent gunshot wound.
"As a result of the investigation Tina Marie Toombs, age 36, of Orange has been charged with 1 count of 18.2-371.1(A) felony child abuse and neglect. Billy Joe Lee, age 37 of Orange has been charged with the following charges: 18.2-371.1(A) felony child abuse and neglect, 18.2-53 Shooting in the commission of a felony, 18.2-279 Discharge a firearm within the dwelling house with death of an individual, 40.1-103 Child endangerment.
"At this time no further details are to be released. The investigation is ongoing."
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting involving a 10-year-old child.
The shooting apparently happened in the 16000 block of Matthews Mill Road on Sunday, April 6.
CBS19 is working to gather more details.
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