Records show Amherst County shooting suspect misidentified himself to law enforcement

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — We’re learning new information Friday night about the suspects in an Amherst County shooting. WFXR News told you about the man whose home was shot into on May 31.

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office says when they responded, they found a 17-year-old shot in the chest. They declared him dead at the scene.

Two people were arrested and charged for shooting into the home. They were originally identified as Steve Burrell and Kivin Graham, both of North Carolina.

One of those identities was false.

An arrest warrant dated June 1 identifies one suspect as Kivin Graham, but another arrest warrant dated June 7 later identifies him as Michael Boone.

That second arrest warrant adds three more charges for obstruction of justice, false identity of self to law enforcement, and forging public records. That’s on top of the shooting and weapons charges both Boone and Burrell were originally charged with for shooting into the home of Amherst County man Ben Delaurentis.

It doesn’t appear that either have been charged with the 17-year-old’s death.

Both the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office and the Commonwealth’s Attorney declined to talk about this case.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office says they’re trying to locate a man by the name of Lonnie Rose, who is wanted for questioning related to the homicide.

If you have any information call the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 946-9300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

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