A 23-year-old Chesterfield County man is recovering in the hospital after his older brother shot him twice on Sunday afternoon.
Around 5:45 p.m. on May 18, Chesterfield County Police responded to the 7400 block of Hickory Road, east of Route 150/Chippenham Parkway and west of Route 147/North Huguenot Road, for a report of a shooting. They arrived on scene to find the victim with gunshot wounds to his face and neck; he was conscious and able to speak with police officers. He was transported to VCU Medical Center and is expected to survive his injuries.
The victim's 26-year-old brother surrendered and was taken into police custody, though no charges have been placed at this time. Police say the two brothers have had some recent problems that may have led to the shooting. A neighbor told officers told them they had heard the two fighting the night before.
The victim lives in a trailer home with is family on Hickory Road. His older brother told police he went to check on his younger brother and had brought a pistol for protection because of recent disputes between the two siblings. An altercation ensued and the older brother shot his younger brother once in the nose area of his face and once in the neck.
Neighbors across the street heard the shooting happen and saw the victim after he was shot.
“Was retrieved by the EMS, he seemed to be coherent, sitting up and they left with no hurry,” said neighbor Charles Reynolds.
Police continue to investigate the shooting. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Solvers by calling 804-748-0660 or texting “WATSON” followed by the tip to 274637. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is available for tips that help law enforcement.
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