Police: Woman arrested, charged after deadly shooting in Orange County

Brianna Knicely
Brianna Knicely(Orange County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 11:23 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 11:27 AM EDT
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ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Police say a woman has been arrested after a deadly shooting in Orange County.

On June 16 around 7 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible shooting located at Hamm Farm Road in Barboursville, Va.

After arriving on the scene, deputies located James Manning, 36, who died from a gunshot wound.

According to an investigation conducted by Virginia State Police, Brianna Cole Knicely was identified as a suspect in the shooting. An APB was issued to the surrounding counties for Knicely’s whereabouts.

On the morning of June 17, the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Knicely’s vehicle.

Police say Knicely returned to Orange County where she was charged with:

  • 2nd-Degree Murder
  • Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
  • Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling

Knicely is being held in the Central Va Regional Jail under no bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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