RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that happened outside Jamaica House resulting from a verbal altercation.
At 10:23 this morning, the VCU Police Department received a call for a possible assault and shots fired in the 400 block of West Broad Street, next to VCU residential building Broad and Belvidere.
During their investigation, the police department found that a woman was walking on the sidewalk by the restaurant when a man asked her for money. An argument ensued, resulting in the man picking up an outdoor chair and throwing it at the woman.
Richmond police later identified the man as 29-year-old Mark Banks, of Richmond.
Police said the woman then pulled out a gun and fired it, although it did not hit Banks. When he ran out of the restaurant, the woman pursued him in her car, driving on the wrong side of the road. An officer with the VCU Police Department then pulled her over.
A VCU Alert was sent saying the incident was resolved around 11 a.m.
Banks was taken into custody by Richmond Police without incident and has been charged with malicious wounding. Police said that no other injuries were reported, and other charges are possible as the investigation continues.
Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.