Taken from the National Park Service Morning Report of April 13, 2010.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Overlook Shooting Incident Now A Homicide
On April 6th, an 18-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were watching the sunset at Rock Point overlook on the parkway near Stuart’s Draft, Virginia, when they were attacked by a man with a shotgun. Both survived initially, but the man suffered critical injuries to his head and face. On Friday April 9th, Tim Davis, 27, died of his injuries. The other victim, Christina Floyd, was released from the hospital on Thursday. The suspect – Ralph Jackson of Stuart’s Draft – is being held by the state without bond. [Tim
Francis, Pisgah District Ranger]