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18-year-old arrested, charged with opening fire on Hopewell home

Police: 'Callers reported hearing shots fired or fireworks sounds'
Posted at 2:26 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 14:36:23-04

HOPEWELL, Va. -- Police have arrested a teenager who is accused of opening fire on a home in a Hopewell neighborhood Friday evening.

Officers responded to the 400 block of Cabin Creek Drive after callers reported hearing shots fired or what sounded like fireworks in the area at 7:30 p.m., according to officials with the Hopewell Police Department.

Officers recovered security camera video that shows a dark-colored SUV with a roof rack speeding through the neighborhood. The SUV stoped and a suspect jumped out and begans firing in the direction of the 3900 block of Boiling Drive, according to police.

Moments later another suspect got out of the SUV and started shooting in the same direction, the video shows.

About 30 seconds later, the pair then jump back into the SUV and speed off, police said.

Officers recovered 25 casings (9mm and .556) and five, .556 rifle casings in the roadway. Multiple residences and vehicles were struck during the shooting.

No one was injured, police said.

Through an investigation, officers were able to identify and arrest the suspect wearing a black T-shirt and red shorts.
He has been identified as an 18-year-old. His name has not been released at this time.

He has been charged with Possession of a firearm being a juvenile, reckless handling of a firearm two counts of Felony Vandalism and misdemeanor vandalism.

The teen has been released on a bond by the magistrate as he had just turned 18 years of age.

The second suspect was described as a white male wearing a white T-shirt and black gym shorts with a white strip.

Officials said the investigation into the case is ongoing.

Anyone who has information about the crime that could help investigators is urged to call Hopewell Police at 804-541-2222. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can call the Hopewell Prince George Crimesolvers hotline at 804-541-2202 or provide their tip using the P3tips mobile app.