More details revealed in July 19 homicide

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More details revealed in July 19 homicide

Details of the homicide that occurred Saturday, July 19 continue to unfold. According to the Daily Progress, which draws from search warrants and other filed documents, three of the four suspects charged with the murder of 19-year-old Joshua "Spanky" Magruder were present at the scene.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Bobby Gardner went to the parking lot of a Sixth Street Southeast apartment building to fight someone named Jamal, with whom he’d had a three-year conflict, according to the Progress. Soon after his arrival, a green Honda (occupied by a woman who had heard about the fight) and a white Nissan (later identified to be containing two other suspects, Trenton Brock and Theodore Timberlake) pulled up to the scene and the shooting began. Gardner, believing Jamal was shooting at him, fired his handgun while running from the parking lot the DP reports. Shortly after, Magruder was found dead with at least one gunshot to the head.

Bobby Gardner, one of four charged in the murder of Joshua Magruder.

Sunday evening, a SWAT team arrived at the apartment of Luscious Lucas, where the suspects were supposedly staying, according to the DP. A search of the property revealed no suspects, but instead a bag of marijuana and .357 Magnum cartridge. After the SWAT team search, Gardner, who the Progress reveals to be Magruder’s cousin, drove to a police station.

The other suspects were found at the Super 8 Motel on Greenbrier Drive in Albemarle County. Upon learning of the police force’s arrival, Timberlake and Brock willingly surrendered. Rachel Turner, who has been charged as an accessory to the murder in addition to her First Degree murder charge, was found in room 214 and also surrendered. A search of the motel scene revealed another bag of marijuana, a box of .380 ammunition and a .380-caliber handgun.

Following the arrests, investigators searched Turner’s residence at 1074-A Reservoir Rd. and found a .38-caliber handgun. Police also allege that Gardner stayed at Turner’s home after the homicide.

Timberlake, Brock and Gardner are expected to appear in court August 14. Turner, who is currently released on bond, is slated to appear in court September 18.

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