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Man, 56, charged in Blue Ridge Parkway shootings

A 56-year-old mechanic has been charged in the shootings of two people at a scenic overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.

Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher's office says Ralph Leon Jackson has been charged with attempted capital murder, attempted murder and two counts of using or displaying a firearm in a felony.

Jackson is being held at Middle River Regional Jail pending a court appearance.

Police arrested Jackson at his home Wednesday.

Fisher says officers recovered a shotgun they believe was used in Monday evening's shootings of 27-year-old Timothy Davis and 18-year-old Christina Floyd. Both victims were wounded.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 8, 2010; 8:38 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Applause for the tipster whose information to police enabled them to apprehend this suspect so quickly.

Posted by: vuac | April 8, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if this guy had anything to do with the Colonial Parkway murders back in the late 1980's. Anyone remember all that down in the Williamsburg area?

Posted by: hogfarmer55 | April 8, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Why is one count capital murder and the other is plain old murder?

Posted by: jiji1 | April 12, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

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