A 20-year-old Albemarle County man was shot and killed when he and another man invaded a Townwood Court home shortly after noon on Wednesday, Albemarle County police said.
Police identified the dead man as Ronald Eugene Glover Jr. Police arrested 19-year-old Kevin David Taylor II, of Albemarle, on charges of committing a burglary while armed, use of a firearm in a felony and attempted robbery.
He’s being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail without bond.
Taylor ran from the home in the 1600 block of Townwood before police arrived, but was later located and charged, said Carter Johnson, county police spokeswoman.
“At this point in the investigation, it appears Taylor and Glover were responsible for the home invasion,” Johnson said.
Exactly who shot Glover and what occurred inside the townhome are still under investigation, Johnson said. Two other men who were inside the home at the time of the shooting were detained for questioning and later released.
“When police arrived, they found the victim in the home,” Johnson said. “The two individuals detained for questioning were also inside the home.”
At the time of the shooting, most residents were at work or otherwise away from the middle-class townhome neighborhood in which the incident occurred.
The home is in a subdivision a short distance from the Four Seasons residential community in which a home invasion was reported June 19.
In that incident, three men with a gun pushed their way into a home and reportedly took electronics and cash. That incident followed shortly after a similar invasion on Colonnade Drive, in which a resident said two men with a gun took electronic items and cash, police said at the time.
Neither victim was injured in those robberies.
“There is no indication that those incidents have anything in connection with this,” Johnson said.
Those two incidents were part of spate of home invasions in the area last year, including a June invasion in Charlottesville in which one man was shot and wounded.
Two men pushed their way into the Shelby Drive home of a 24-year-old man June 18 and the man was robbed and shot, police said at the time. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
An incident occurred the afternoon of Aug. 22 in which two men reportedly forced their way into a home in the 1300 block of Wertland Street in the city.
Lt. Ronnie Roberts, Charlottesville police spokesman, said city police are not involved in the county investigation but said, generally speaking, invasions tend not to be purely random events.
“I don’t believe we are seeing an increase in random home invasions that should worry the communities,” he said “What we have seen are incidents in which the people are known to each other in some way.”