Updated: One dead, one in custody in shooting on Afton Mountain

DavisUpdate: Wednesday, 4:59 p.m. Darin E. Davis, 47, was detained at the Colony House shooting that occurred early this morning. Davis was subsequently arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter, a class 5 felony. He is being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

The victim has been identified as Gary Dustin Mawyer, 34, of Stuarts Draft. Investigators are trying to determine why he was on the motel property at the time of the incident.

Investigators believe that Mawyer had been in the parking lot before being approached by Davis, a resident of the Colony House. A verbal altercation escalated before a gun was discharged. Davis is alleged to have fired a single shot from a 9mm pistol, striking Mawyer in the upper left arm. Mawyer collapsed a few feet from where he was shot, and died at the scene.

The victim was transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for an autopsy. The investigation into the shooting is active and ongoing.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

 

First post: Wednesday, 9:08 a.m. A man is dead, and a second man is in custody, after an altercation that led to a shooting at the Colony House Motel on Afton Mountain east of Waynesboro.

The shooting was reported at 3:51 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the scene and discovered that a male had been shot. The unnamed male died at the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals that two males had been involved in an altercation before a shot was fired.

A man is currently being detained, and the investigation is ongoing.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.


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