FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A Fredericksburg man was recently arrested on multiple firearm charges after allegedly firing a single gunshot near a school, police said.

Fredericksburg police responded to the 200 block of Charles Street for a report of a shooting. Upon arriving to the scene, officers located a man matching the suspect’s description and apprehended him after a brief chase on foot.

Police said the suspect, identified as Norris Wright, 35, of Fredericksburg, was quickly arrested.

Norris Wright, 35, was arrested in Fredericksburg recently after firing a single gunshot. Credit: Fredericksburg Police Department.

According to police, Wright has been met with the following charges:

  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,
  • Possession of ammunition by a convicted felon,
  • Two counts of possession of a controlled substance,
  • Reckless handling of a firearm,
  • Possession of a concealed weapon,
  • Discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school,
  • Possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance,
  • Transportation of a firearm subject to a protective order,
  • Discharge of a firearm in public, and
  • Discharge of a firearm within the city

Wright is currently incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.