HAMPTON, VA – A 37-year-old man is recovering after he was shot in the arm early this morning.
About 2 a.m., Hampton officers were called to the 100 block of Patterson Ave. for a report of a burglary in progress, according to a police news release. When the officers arrived, they spoke with the 76-year-old man who said he had heard loud noises and suspected a burglary attempt.
Officers spotted a broken window at the back of the home and checked the residence for a burglar, but did not find anyone. Officers took the report and left about 2:40 a.m., the news release said. Soon after, the victim found a man in a closet inside a barber shop that is attached to the resident. The resident produced a firearm and shot the man once in the arm.
The wounded man fled on foot, but officers had heard the gunshot and apprehended the man without incident, the news release said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered life threatening.
John Buck Fields, 37, remains hospitalized, but is in the custody of Hampton police. He faces a burglary charge when he is released from the hospital.
Police said no charges will be filed in reference to the shooting.
Source: The Virginia Pilot
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