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Suspect Charged in Culpeper Shooting

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A Rhoadsville man has been arrested and charged with shooting a passenger in his car.

The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old David Thorsted was driving on Route 29 Friday evening when he got into an argument with his passenger.

Investigators say Thorsted pulled over and ordered the man to get out of his car. When he would not, Thorsted reportedly pulled out a pistol and shot the man in the leg.

The victim is in stable condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Thorsted is charged with unlawful wounding, wounding in the commission of a felony, and reckless handling of a firearm.

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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Press Release

On Friday, Dec. 21 at 5:33 p.m., deputies received a call that a man had been shot in the leg following a verbal altercation with an acquaintance.

The two men were reportedly traveling north in an SUV on Route 29 in Culpeper when they had a verbal altercation.

David G. Thorsted, the driver, pulled his car over in a gravel lot before the Remington Bridge and ordered the male victim out of his car.

When the victim refused to get out, Thorsted allegedly pulled out a pistol and fired one round. The bullet struck the victim in the man's thigh.

Thorsted then drove the victim to Culpeper Regional Hospital, where deputies met him and the victim. The victim was later transported to UVA where, as of today, he is in stable condition.

As a result of this incident, Thorsted, 54, of Rhoadsville is charged with unlawful wounding, wounding in the commission of a felony and reckless handling of a firearm.

Thorsted is being held in the Culpeper County Jail on no bond.

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