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Man arrested in connection to Petersburg shooting

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Oct 14, 2020

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Police have arrested a man in connection to a shooting last month in Petersburg.

On Sepetember 8, police were called to the 200 block of Elm Street for a person shot at 3:39 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. She was transported to the hospital with a non life threatening injury.

The suspect, 27-year-old Ryshwan Newsome, was recently arrested with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

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Ryshwan Newsome

Newsome was taken into custody without incident.

He is being held without bond for reckless handling of a firearrn, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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