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Police say Colonial Beach robber shot homeowner

BY ROBYN SIDERSKY

A Colonial Beach man is in custody after breaking into a Colonial Beach house and shooting its owner early Saturday morning, police said.

Just after 4:30 a.m. Colonial Beach police received a call from a woman who said that someone was trying to break into her and her husband’s house on Wakefield Avenue, said Chief Kenny Blevins.

By the time officers got to the house, three minutes later, Daniel Dwayne Hill, 18, had entered the home and shot the woman’s husband in the shoulder with a handgun, Blevins said.

Blevins said the victim was awake and heard Hill enter the house. His wife, who had been sleeping, heard the commotion and called 911. Blevins declined to name the couple.

The victim was transported to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg and is in good condition, Blevins said. He is being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, Blevins said. The man’s wife was unharmed.

Colonial Beach Police requested help from the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, King George Sherriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police with a tracking dog.

After searching the area with the K-9 unit, police found Hill and arrested him at about 8 a.m.

Police said Hill took an undetermined amount of cash, but it was recovered. The weapon has not been found.

Police have charged Hill with burglary with a deadly weapon, aggravated malicious wounding, abduction, robbery and four counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Blevins said that Hill is being held in Northern Neck Regional Jail with no bond, pending an arraignment Tuesday in Westmoreland County General District Court. He said robbery was the motive, and that Hill did not know the couple. The house is the weekend home of the couple, Blevins said.

Robyn Sidersky 540/374-5413

rsidersky@freelancestar.com

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