Man charged in Hopewell shooting
By STAFF REPORTS
Mar 19, 2014, 18:05
Darrick Holmes Jr.
HOPEWELL -- A Hopewell man has been charged in a shooting that occurred Saturday evening.
On March 15, at 7:21 p.m., police responded to the 700 block of South Sixth Avenue for a shooting. Officers located a male victim, 18, of Hopewell, suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was flown to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond where he is listed in stable condition.
Police said on the night of the shooting that they were searching for a mid-1980s model burgundy four-door vehicle that was occupied by four black males. The driver was described as being in his mid-20s and was wearing gold-rimmed glasses.
On Tuesday, March 18, Darrick Holmes Jr., 20, of Hopewell, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and other weapons law violations. He is being held in Riverside Regional Jail without bond.
“This was not a random shooting incident, the victim and possibly others with him were the target due to an ongoing dispute between the groups,” says Capt. Greg Taylor.
Anyone who have information on wanted persons or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 804-541-2202. You can also text-a-tip anonymously. Simply add "274637 (CRIMES)" to your Contacts list on your cellular phone and then text "igotcha" along with your message/tip. You will then be provided an ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip or picking up your reward.