SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Deputies with the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man accused of a shooting in the Fox Point Subdivision on Wednesday. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Deputies responded to a reported shooting near North Danford Street around 9 p.m. on Nov. 1. At the scene, the sheriff’s office spoke with witnesses and determined Christopher David Williams shot a 35-year-old woman who was seated in the passenger side of a male friend’s vehicle.
According to authorities, the woman and her male friend were driving to a relative’s home to pick up her baby when there was an argument between the woman and a relative about bringing the male friend to the home.
As the car turned onto North Danford Street, multiple shots were fired resulting in the woman having five non-life-threatening wounds to her lower body. Authorities said the male driver sped off after realizing the woman was shot and drove to a nearby emergency room.
A spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said Williams is the husband of one of the woman’s relatives and he fled prior to deputies arriving. He is currently wanted on six charges — aggravated malicious wounding, attempted aggravated malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting into an occupied vehicle.
The weapon that was used during the incident has not been located. Authorities say Williams should be considered armed and dangerous.