The Waynesboro Police Department is seeking information on a late evening shooting that occurred on Wednesday, January 2 at Patches Trailer Court, 1021 East Main St. The shooting sent a 30-year-old Waynesboro man to the hospital with an injury to his leg. After being treated at Augusta Health, the victim, Shane Anthony Smith, was arrested on a capias/failure to appear from Amherst County. He is currently incarcerated at Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Madison Heights, VA.
The incident began at approximately 9:10 PM when officers were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Glencoe Ave for a report of a man claiming to have been shot. At the residence, they interviewed Smith who said he had been at Patches Trailer Court when he was shot in the lower part of his right leg after a physical altercation. Smith told officers that the shooting occurred two and half hours prior to his call to police. After the altercation, Smith said he heard a gunshot as the suspect drove away. He didn't realize he had been shot until he felt blood streaming down his leg. Smith told the officers that he walked from Patches Trailer Court to the residence on Glencoe Ave, which is about a mile and half away. The occupants of the residence, who are Smith's acquaintances, called police.
Smith described the shooter as a black male with braids who is 6'1" and weighs about 200 pounds. He described the vehicle as a red Ford. After being initially cooperative with police officers and a detective, Smith refused to assist anymore with the investigation. He was also intoxicated when officers dealt with him.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1(800)322-2017. Information given to Crime Stoppers may be given anonymously. Callers with information that lead to an arrest in this case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.