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Stafford man charged in city shooting

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Corrections: The initial story had an incorrect age for the man who was shot and also incorrectly said “a friend” was with the shooting victim when he arrived at the hospital.

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Caleb-Hill

A young Stafford County man is facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with a weekend incident at a Fredericksburg shopping center in which a 48-year-old man was shot in the chest.

D’Andre Vontez Caleb–Hill, 19, was apprehended shortly after the shooting in Eagle Village on Saturday and charged later. The victim was taken to Mary Washington Hospital and is expected to survive.

A second teenager, 18-year-old Trevor James Stevick, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact. It was not clear Sunday what Stevick is specifically accused of doing.

According to city police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe, the shooting occurred just before 3:50 p.m. Saturday in the parking area between Giant and Sweet Frog. Caleb–Hill, the victim and perhaps others had met there to conduct a drug transaction, police said.

Bledsoe said a dispute erupted during the transaction and the victim sliced a tire on Caleb–Hill’s Toyota Camry. The victim was then shot in the chest.

Police were called after the victim showed up at Mary Washington Hospital.

The Camry sped out of the parking lot with a flat tire and struck a PT Cruiser before heading north on U.S. 1. The Camry ended up in the nearby Taco Bell parking lot, and police were notified that the driver had run into a store and had called someone to come get him.

Caleb–Hill’s mother came to the scene identified the car as the one her son had been driving, and he was later taken into custody and questioned.

In addition to attempted murder, Caleb–Hill was also charged with using a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharging a gun in public, hit-and-run and two traffic violations.

Court records show that Caleb–Hill was free on bond pending a June 10 trial in Stafford Circuit Court on multiple theft-related charges. He is now in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

 

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