Murder suspect surrenders in Surry

Published 7:15 pm Friday, December 2, 2022

A man wanted on first-degree murder charges in connection with a triple shooting turned himself in to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office the evening of Dec. 2, after his wanted poster began circulating on social media.

Deputies in neighboring Sussex County had sought the public’s help earlier that day in locating 46-year-old Shelton Lemarshall Hardy, also known as “Big Country.”

The poster states Sussex deputies responded to the 200 block of Railroad Avenue in Waverly in response to a reported triple shooting and found a female victim with a gunshot wound to her upper torso and two deceased men face down on the floor. Hardy is said to have fled the scene of the shooting and left his vehicle in Surry County.

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Hardy faces two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.