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Man surrenders to police following deadly fight in Lynchburg

August 12, 2012

A man has turned himself into police following a fight that left one man dead in Lynchburg.

It happened a little after 2:00 Sunday morning in the 1000 block of 5th Street, near the Elks Lodge.

Responding officers found the victim, 34-year-old Thomas Eugene Belford of Lynchburg, injured at the scene.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Less than an hour after police received the call, the suspect in the murder, Shawn Lee Johnson, of Lynchburg, turned himself into police.

He is charged with second degree murder.

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