Shots fired near kickball event
Jul 21, 2014, 12:08
HOPEWELL — A Petersburg man has been charged after police say he fired multiple shots near a park where a kickball game was held.
On Sunday, July 20, at 7:11 p.m., officers responded to the 1600 Block of Liberty Avenue for a parking violation. Upon arrival, officers spotted a man firing a weapon in public.
Officers apprehended Kayjuan Walker without further incident. There were no reported injuries but three vehicles and a church were struck with stray rounds.
Kayjuan Walker, 20, of the 2200 Block of N. Whitehill Drive, Petersburg, was charged with one count of reckless use of a firearm, two counts of misdemeanor vandalism and two counts of felony vandalism.
Walker was transported to Riverside regional where he is being held without bond.
“Officers did an excellent job of quickly arresting the offender without any injury or further property damage,” Capt. Michael Whittington said in a press release.
Whittington said “that a kickball event was posted on Facebook bringing a large group of individuals to the park to participate.”
The Hopewell Police Department continues to investigate this matter. The department is requesting that anyone who may have been traveling in and around the area of this incident and observed any suspicious person or vehicle contact Officer Christopher Pisarek of the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2222. Additionally, anyone who have information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 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.