Man Kills Stepson in Tazewell County

TAZEWELL COUNTY– One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting Tuesday night in Tazewell County.

According to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, James David Perry Sr. is charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in connection with a felony in the fatal shooting of his stepson, Robert Lee Crabtree.

The investigating detective, was called to the residence around 9:30 p.m. in response to a domestic disturbance.

Deputies say it was an argument in the house that escalated and Perry grabbed a firearm.

Crabtree was rushed to Bluefield Regional Medical Center where he later died.

Perry is currently in custody at the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office. an initial court date has not yet been set.

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