[Hopewell, VA] – On December 2, 2012 at 01:49 AM, Officers of the Hopewell Police Department were monitoring the VFW at 206 Winston Churchill Dr. due to a large gathering at the establishment. While on scene, an altercation broke out in which a passenger in a vehicle suffered gunshot wounds to the head and torso. The victim was transported to John Randolph Medical Center and then to VCU Medical Center. Officers on scene gave chase immediately after the shooting and apprehended the shooter at the scene. Neither the shooter nor officers were injured during the arrest.
The victim has been identified as Jacory Moore, age 23 of Petersburg, Virginia. The victim remains at VCU Medical Center in critical condition.
The Offender has been identified as Kentrell Butts, age 20 of Hopewell. He was charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits, and Discharging a Firearm in a Public Place. He is currently being held at Riverside Regional Jail with no bond.
There was a large crowd in the establishment and in the parking lot area prior to the shots being fired. The Hopewell Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or any possible altercations that may have occurred inside the VFW to contact detectives at 804-541-2284 or the police non-emergency line at 804-541-2222.
Any person with information regarding this incident or any other crime in the City of Hopewell is asked to contact the Hopewell Police Department at (804)541-2222 or Crime Solvers at (804) 541-2202. You can also text-a-tip anonymously. Simply text "igotcha" along with your message/tip to 274637, you will then be provided an ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip OR picking up your reward.
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