UPDATE: Police identify victim involved in Huddleston shooting

George Torode (Bedford County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m.

Both Huddleston Elementary School and Moneta Elementary School were placed on perimeter lockdown Tuesday morning while the suspect in the shooting was on the loose. Ryan Edwards, with Bedford County schools, says the lockdowns were lifted around 10:00 a.m. when the suspect's body was located.


UPDATE: 12:55 p.m.

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim as Kimberly Meador, 47, of Huddleston. Police say Meador and Torode were well known to the sheriff's office due to their ongoing domestic issues.

They say on Saturday, Meador went to the Bedford County Magistrate's office and got a warrant for Assault and Battery and an Emergency Protective Order for Torode. The protective order stated that he was not to have any contact with her.

Torode was arrested on that warrant and served the protective order on Sunday morning and was released from jail on a $2,500 unsecure bond.


UPDATE: 10:53 a.m.

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that George Torode had been arrested for Assault and Battery and released the same day of his own recognizance.

They say an Emergency Protective Order was then put into place before the alleged shooting.


UPDATE: 10: 15 a.m.

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says a man matching the description of George Torode, 52, was found dead of what appears to be self-inflicted injuries. They say the body will be sent to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke.

Police say the incident is not random; they say the call came in as a domestic dispute.

Police say the body was found a quarter-mile from the scene.

Investigators say they are no longer looking for Torode.


HUDDLESTON, Va. (WSET) - The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported shooting in Huddleston that left one woman dead and looking for the man they say did it.

Officers responded around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to Crabapple Lane.

Police spoke to a witness who said he was in the home with the woman when George Torode came in with a rifle. That witness told police Torode began shooting, but Torode's rifle jammed and he was able to run out the back door.

That witness said then he heard gunshots inside the home.

Investigators deputies are looking for Torode. They currently do not have a description of what Torode is wearing or the car he is driving.

Anyone with information on Torode’s location is asked to call 911 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

Police say Torode should be considered armed and dangerous.

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