Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Police Investigating Shooting in Mayfield
ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY/SHOOTING:
1200 block Railroad Ave, 12/26 7:45 pm. A resident reported that he was walking back to a friend’s house from the Dixon Street 7-11 when a male subject jumped out from a concealed area and demanded that the victim turn over his property. The victim reported that the suspect struck him in the side of the head and when the victim fought back, the suspect shot him in the upper left arm. The suspect fled from the scene after the discharge of the weapon and the victim ran to his friend’s house to receive help.
The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance with non life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was described as a black male of unknown age and approximately 5’6” to 5’8”. The suspect was wearing a gray hoodie and had something covering his face. The investigation is ongoing.