A Henry County man is dead after being shot, and authorities have arrested his accused killer.
The murder happened arround 7o'clock Friday night in Bassett.
Investigators say they arrived at a house on Blackberry Road and found William Doss bleeding from a gun-shot wound to the chest.
Doss later died at the hospital.
Marcus Barnes was arrested and charged with first degree murder.
He is held in the Henry County Jail without bond.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE:
The Martinsville/Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call of a shooting at approximately 7:13 pm on March 29, 2013.
The caller stated that an individual had been shot at 2560 Blackberry Road Bassett, VA. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and located an individual bleeding from a wound to his chest. The victim was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as William Bradley Doss, 28, of 2560 Blackberry Road Bassett, VA. An autopsy will be performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia.
Marcus Ryan Barnes, 34, of 420 Mitchell Farm Road Fieldale, VA has been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.
Anyone having information pertaining to this homicide is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $1000.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.