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Stafford woman arrested in shooting

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A Stafford County woman and a Woodbridge man were in custody Tuesday evening after a day-long hunt for suspects in a shooting outside a Prince William County restaurant.

Jonathan Perok of the Prince William Police Department said officers responded to a McDonald’s restaurant on Dale

 Jamie Lea Bowyer and  DeWayne Andrew Williams

Jamie Lea Bowyer and DeWayne Andrew Williams

Boulevard in Woodbridge about 6:49 p.m. Monday after a man was shot in the face.

When they arrived, the 23-year-old victim from Woodbridge told police that he had made arrangements to meet a female acquaintance from Stafford County in the restaurant parking lot.

When she arrived in the parking lot with another man, the victim said he was shot and the two fled, Perok said.

The victim said he went into the business and called police. He was taken to an area hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Perok said.

Police received a description of the vehicle and began a search. A vehicle matching the description was located on Neabsco Mills Road. However, the male driver parked it at Freedom High School and then fled on foot, Perok said.

The driver is believed to be the shooter in the McDonald’s incident, Perok said. The woman was not in the vehicle and police believe the two separated after the shooting, he said.

During a search of the area with tracking dogs, police say the male driver apparently carjacked a passing driver.

The 26-year-old driver from Triangle told police that he was flagged down by a man in the area of Neabsco Mills Road and Dale Boulevard. He said the man opened his passenger-side door and got into the vehicle before starting a verbal altercation.

The victim told police that the man forced him to drive him away from the area. It was unclear whether the man had a gun at the time.

Perok said the man got out of the car near Jefferson Davis Highway and Delaware Drive and ran toward the Misty Ridge apartment complex.

A search of that area, and the residences that the man and the woman sought in the shooting are known to frequent, continued until about 3 a.m. Tuesday without success, Perok said.

Arrest warrants were issued for DeWayne Andrew Williams, 28, of Belvedere Road in Woodbridge and Jamie Lea Bowyer, 31, of Mary Drive in Stafford. They are accused of aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

The manhunt continued until Williams was apprehended in the Montclair area Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Just before 6 p.m., police said Bowyer turned herself in to authorities.

Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419

psmith@fredericksburg.com

 

 

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