Suspect Turns Self In After Charlotte Co. Homicide

Akim Simmons

Charlotte Co., VA - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says Akim Simmons is charged with shooting a Chase City man to death Wednesday night in what investigators call a domestic dispute.

Investigators say they got a call around 11 p.m. that a man was shot on Roseland Road in Wylliesburg. Officers found Alphonso Watson Jr. with a gunshot wound in the back of his neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Captain Howard Hobgood of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says the suspect, Akim Simmons of Mecklenberg County, turned himself into authorities early Thursday morning. He's being held at the Charlotte County jail.