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Sigh. This story ends with the tragic equivalent of a punchline

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) — The Cabell County Sheriff's office has released the names of two men killed in a shooting, Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff Tom McComas says Garrick Hopkins, 60, from Milton and his brother Carl Hopkins Jr., 61, from Oak Hill both died when they were shot on Lane Drive in Barboursville.


Rodney Bruce Black has been charged with two counts of 1st degree murder. Deputies say he admitted to shooting the two men because he thought they were trespassing on his property.

Sheriff McComas says the land actually belonged to Garrick Hopson. He had just purchased it and was showing his brother where he and his family were planning to build their new home in the coming weeks.

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