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Posted at 8:58 AM ET, 04/ 8/2010

Arrest in Blue Ridge Pkwy shootings

By Washington Post editors

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.

-- Associated Press

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By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 8:58 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia  
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What a wacko. Glad they got him.

Posted by: 123cartoon | April 8, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I wonder what they did to piss this 56 year old off that much

Posted by: Jim110 | April 8, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

I am a neighbor of Tim's mother and I can assure you that nothing the two of them might have done (and the police think that it was completely random) justified the heartache that Tim's killing has caused his mother, family, and friends. Please be careful about what you post. Those of us who know the victims might be reading.

Posted by: PKG1 | April 14, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

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