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Man faces charges in deadly shooting

Published On: Jun 26 2013 04:03:54 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 26 2013 04:22:38 PM CDT
RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. -

A 24-year-old man is behind bars after a weekend shooting in Russell County, Virginia.

According to Russell County Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney Brian Patton, Marcus Drew Carter is facing involuntary manslaughter and reckless handling of a firearm charges.

We're told 24-year-old Lindon Baines Johnson, Junior died of a gunshot wound early Saturday morning at a home on Molls Creek Road in Castlewood.

According to the criminal complaint, the suspect said he was shooting at an animal or an unidentified object that turned out to be Johnson.

Virginia State Police is handling the investigation.