The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the death of a male victim found dead from an apparent gunshot wound in a vehicle on Dundee Road on July 10.
The victim has been identified as Brian Dudley, 37, of Stanardsville.
According to a release from the sheriff's office, shortly after 4:30 p.m. they received a call reporting a car on Dundee Road in park with the engine running. After deputies arrived, they discovered a black male unconscious and not breathing. Upon investigation, it was determined that the victim was shot by another person.
Officials said this is an isolated incident with no threat to the public. At press time, no suspect had been named or arrest made.
Greene County Sheriff Steve Smith said on Monday that because it’s an ongoing investigation no additional information will be released at this time.
Dudley, the father of one son, was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Stanardsville. A service for him was held on Monday with burial in the church cemetery following. He was employed at Wolf’s Fixin’ in Ruckersville at the time of his passing.
Friends and family have posted on his Facebook wall with one adding a hashtag of #justiceforbrian.
“He was a kind-hearted guy, who put his family first, loved everyone and everything and also tried to give you a positive message,” a family member told the Greene County Record.
If this is classified a homicide—which it has not yet been by the Sheriff’s Office—it would be the first since 2011 when three were found on Octonia Road in Stanardsville riddled with gunshot wounds. According to the Virginia State Police “Crimes in Virginia” reports, the only other murders in Greene County in the past 20 years were one in 2005 and four in 2003.
Anyone with information in connection to the incident is encouraged to call Capt. David Roach at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 985-2222.
Record Editor Terry Beigie contributed to this report.