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South Boston police seek information after man shot by BB gun

SoVaNow.com / August 05, 2013
South Boston Police are seeking information about a shooting incident that took place in town around noon on Thursday. A suspect in the crime has not been identified.

South Boston officers were called out to Jeffress Boulevard around 12:20 p.m. after a report came in that a person had been shot.

Arriving on the scene, SBPD detective Chris Carswell met with the victim, a 54-year-old male resident of South Boston, who had a small wound on the back of his left arm. The man said he was walking along Spring Avenue about 20 minutes earlier when he was hit with a shot from a BB gun or pellet gun. He was treated at the hospital and released.

Officers then went to the Spring Avenue where the victim said the shooting had occurred. A while 2001 Kia SUV was parked there and it had damage to the windshield, which police think may have also resulted from the BB gun or pellet gun shot.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the South Boston Police Department at (434) 575-4273 or the Halifax County Crime Line at (434) 476-8445.

In other reports, Cpl. A. Whitmore arrested 34-year-old Troy Norwood, Jr. of South Boston on Friday charging him with driving on a revoked permit and with eluding police.

Officer A. Davis arrested 20-year-old Tyler Keith Slabach of South Boston on Saturday charging him with possessing a concealed firearm.

Also on Saturday, Officer A. Whitmore charged Christopher Pumphrey, 26, of South Boston and Brooke A. Pumphrey, 24, also of South Boston on three misdemeanor counts: two each of contributing to a minor and domestic assault.

Sgt. M. Gilliam arrested James Edward Owen, 49, of South Boston for shoplifting on Saturday and with being drunk in public.

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