2 people facing shooting charges
By Staff Reports
Jul 15, 2013, 13:02
HOPEWELL — Police have made two arrests after a pair of shootings in the city last week.
Around 4:38 a.m. Saturday, the Hopewell Police responded to the 1800 block of Freeman St. for a report of shot fired. There was a large crowd in the 1800 block of Freeman Street involved in a fight. During the altercation, shots were fired and two victims suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Both were transported to John Randolph Medical for treatment.
Jonathan Jennings, 27 years old, of Prince George suffered a single gunshot wound to his right knee.
Anthony D. Paschal, age 26 of Hopewell suffered a single gunshot wound to his right thigh.
Police say investigation revealed that Anthony Paschal, who was already in the area, heard a disturbance at the dead end of Freeman Street and went to see what was going on. The street is just south of Carter G. Woodson Middle School. When Paschal approached the area, he was confronted by an unknown man who started pushing him. Police say Paschal pulled out a hand gun and started shooting into the crowd and one of the bullets struck Jennings. Police say that another unknown man started shooting and Paschal was hit in the right thigh.
Warrants were obtained on Paschal for aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and shooting into an occupied dwelling.
Detectives continue to investigate this matter and are requesting anyone who were in the area and may have witnessed or has any information to contact Lead Investigator Grimm or the Hopewell Police Department at 804-541-2222 or 804-541-2284.
On Wednesday, a fight broke out in Hopewell and ended up with shots being fired.
Detective Sgt. Rose Camacho, with the Hopewell Police Department, said Jordan Uzzle approached the victim’s car located in the 500 block of Lanchaster Court. She said as soon as Uzzle came up to the car, words were exchanged between the two before shots were fired.
“It appears there has been long-time beef between the two but neither would say what was going on,” Camacho said.
Uzzle started shooting and fired several shots at the victim’s car. No injuries were reported and after Uzzle fired the shots, he fled the scene.
He turned himself into the police the following day and was taken to Riverside Regional Jail.
Uzzle is charged with attempted malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle, reckless use of a firearm and vandalism.
Uzzle is also facing charges of assault and destruction of property from an incident that occurred on June 5, according to online court records.
His next court date for the shooting is Oct. 7 in General District Court.