Shooting that left Chesterfield man injured was over drug deal

Posted at 3:12 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 15:12:09-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Police arrested a suspect in an overnight weekend shooting.

Around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, the Emergency Communications Center received a call from an adult male who said he had been shot.

Emergency Communications Officers instructed the man, who was driving on Iron Bridge Road at the time, to pull over.

The victim stopped his vehicle in the 6400 block of Iron Bridge Road.

Officers responded and rendered aid to the victim until rescue personnel arrived.

The victim was transported to Chippenham Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On Monday, Sept. 19, at about 6 p.m., detectives arrested Danny Hinton Jr., 19, in relation to the incident.

Hinton, of the 6300 block of Cakebread Court in Chesterfield, was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, robbery, shooting at an occupied vehicle, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and grand larceny.

He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

Hinton and the victim are known to each other, and the investigation indicates the two men were involved in a drug transaction at the time of the shooting. The investigation indicates the shooting occurred in the 6000 block of Tucker Road.

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