Two Arrests in Shooting

By: Michael Gorsegner Email
By: Michael Gorsegner Email

March 9, 2007

Charlottesville Police have arrested two men, one 17-year-old and one 16-year-old in connection with a shooting on Prospect Avenue.

It all began after police responded to a shooting just after 11 p.m. in the 700 block of Prospect Avenue last Friday night. Police believe a black pickup truck pulled up in front of the Blue Ridge Commons apartments, an altercation ensued and a person in the pickup truck began firing.

At least eight shots were fired from a high caliber semi automatic rifle. One of those shots hit a 16-year-old Charlottesville High School student. That young man was transported to UVa Medical Center with serious injuries. Police believe he was not the intended target.

On Wednesday, Charlottesville Police arrested an unidentified 17-year-old male and charged him with conspiracy to commit malicious wounding, malicious wounding, use of a firearm in a felony and participating in a criminal street gang.

Yesterday, police arrested a 16-year-old and charged him with accessory after the fact in a malicious wounding.

Take a look at the third suspect police are looking for, 18-year-old Pee Wee Carmello Martinez is still at large. He is facing a slew of charges including malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. The victim in this incident, who police say was not the intended target of the shooter, remains at UVa medical center in critical condition.

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