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Bristol Virginia man charged with first-degree murder after mid-day shooting

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A Bristol, Virginia man has been charged with first-degree murder and another man is dead following a mid-day shooting on Inez Avenue Tuesday.



Tyler W. Collins, 26, was charged with first-degree murder by the Bristol Virginia Police Department. Collins is charged in the death of Randall L. Stiltner, 22, of Bristol, Tennessee.

According to a release from the Bristol Virginia Police Department, officers responded to a report of a man who had been shot at 126 Inez Avenue at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived, they found a man in the lower level of the residence with a gunshot wound. The man identified as Stiltner was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center where he died from the wound.

The suspect in the shooting was found outside a residence in a nearby neighborhood. He was taken into custody at 12:51 p.m.

Collins is being held at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon, Virginia without bond. The release said the investigation is continuing and more charges are pending.

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