Man dies after being shot in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A man was found dead inside his home in Franklin County Sunday afternoon.

According the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in around 3:30 p.m. and officials were called to 10322 Virgil Goode Highway in Rocky Mount.

Denny Smith, 59, of Rocky Mount, was found dead inside his home from a gunshot wound. Gregory Kendrick, 55, of Rocky Mount was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree murder. He is currently being held at the Franklin County Jail with no bond.

According to authorities, the case was an isolated incident and there is not threat to the community.

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