Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Charges filed in Mayfield shooting
900 block White St, 1/3 5:17 pm. Police responded to several reports of gunfire in the street. Upon arrival, officers found one 27-year-old Fredericksburg resident inside a house with a shooting injury to his shoulder. The injury was not life-threatening and the subject was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Officers also found one male subject standing in the street with a weapon; he was immediately secured in investigative detention but he has since been released without charges. Two additional males were also detained at the scene due to their possible involvement with the incident, and they have also been released.
Two weapons were recovered at the scene.
The early investigation indicates that both the injured male and the armed subject taken into custody were involved in a verbal altercation concerning a personal dispute. The altercation became physical and both subjects drew weapons and exchanged fire. The injured male then retreated into his home.
The following warrants have been obtained against the two subjects involved in last night’s altercation:
Cortez Broadus, 27, of Fredericksburg charged with: possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless discharge of a weapon, and discharging a firearm in the City limits. Broadus was shot during the White St incident.
Anthony Belgrave, 33, of Spotsylvania charged with: malicious wounding, reckless discharge of a weapon, and discharging a firearm in the City limits.
Broadus and Belgrave have not yet been arrested.