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Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2017-345213

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

09/25/2017 - 2:17 PM


2702 E. Washington Ave. (Capitol Petro Mart)


Eric C. Howard, age 37, Madison
Suspect was arrested for first degree reckless endangering safety.


Male, age 34, Madison


VCU detectives have arrested Eric C. Howard, age 37, Madison, on a tentative charge of first degree reckless endangering safety. He was the person who was detained immediately after the shooting. Detectives have learned this was not a random act of gun violence, but are continuing to investigate the motive behind it. The victim is listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound.



Last updated 09/26/2017 at 10:40 AM by PIO Joel Despain


This afternoon, a Madison man was shot inside the Capitol Petro Mart, 2702 E. Washington Ave. Officers were called to the scene around 2:20 p.m. and have detained the person who is believed to have shot the 34-year-old. Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit are currently trying to sort out what led to the gunfire. The injured man was taken to a hospital with what is believed to be a non life-threatening wound. At this hour, no one has been arrested.   

Released 09/25/2017 at 3:23 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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