Road Rage Shooting Victim From Lynchburg Leaves Behind Family

A family is devastated after losing a loved one in a road rage shooting in Pittsylvania County on Tuesday, January 8, 2018. 

James Roland Hooper, III is facing a first degree murder charge for shooting 27-year-old Jacob Steele Robertson of Lynchburg. 

Investigators say Hooper shot and killed Robertson at the Kangaroo gas station off Route 29 in Blairs after a road rage incident. According to warrants, Hooper told police that Robertson ran him off the road and then both vehicles went to the gas station.

Hooper got out of his vehicle from the driver's side and Robertson got out of his from the passenger side.

Warrants show investigators reported Hooper shot Robertson in the chest and right elbow and Robertson was pronounced dead at the scene.

 Investigators believe Hooper and Robertson did not know each other.

The sheriff's office says Roberston leaves behind a wife and an 8-year-old son.

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James Hooper, III has been charged with the first degree murder of Jacob Steele Robertson.


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