Lynchburg’s homicide on Park Avenue last weekend marks the city’s 8th homicide so far this year.  36-year-old Alfonzo Spinner is charged with second degree murder and in the death of 65-year-old Gary Douglas Braxton.    Eight homicides matches the highest number in recent years, and the city has not had more than 8 since before 2000. 

The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested one man in connection with a homicide that occurred on Park Avenue overnight.    Alfonzo Spinner, 36, of Lynchburg is charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.    The deceased has been identified as Gary Douglas Braxton, 65, of Lynchburg.  

The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for suspects after a shooting at Sandusky Park tonight.    On July 31, 2021, at 10:05 p.m., officers responded to Sandusky Park for a report of shots fired and a malicious wounding. When officers arrived on scene, they located one woman who had been shot. She was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspects in this shooting are several men who left the area on foot toward the main entrance of Sandusky Park.