Sheriff's office narrowing leads in Culpeper County murder mystery

Roger Davis (Family Photo)

There's heartbreak and questions in Culpeper County Thursday following the shooting death of 27-year-old Roger Davis.

Family members say the father of three had finished his overnight shift Tuesday at a clothing apparel company.

Around 9 a.m., while badly wounded, Davis drove to his great-great aunt’s house, got out of his car and collapsed on her front lawn.

"I saw the man laying on the bank, and I found later that it was Ra-Ra," said Cathleen Brock, Davis's great-great aunt. "His name was Roger, but we called him Ra-Ra."

Neighbors say officers later found shell casings in the area.

Davis’ sister-in-law Stacy Hoffman says the family has no idea who would have shot Davis—or why.

"My husband keeps questioning every day, all day, why, how? Why was he there? Just none of it adds up," Hoffman said.

Davis was a popular figure in town.

Ten years ago, he was a basketball and football standout at Culpeper High School.

"He didn't bother anyone. You know, he worked night shift, and came home and slept and got up and did it all over again," Hoffman said.

Hoffman has started a crowd-funding page to help with funeral and family expenses.

She says her brother-in-law was just a regular joe, whose life was tragically cut short.

"To see what's around me, it's very tough for all of them. We feel it will come out eventually, and we hope," Hoffman said.

Investigators with the sheriff’s department say they have some leads, but so far they have not released any information about motive or suspects. They’ve offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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