Details are emerging in the officer-involved shooting near Charlottesville's downtown mall Saturday.
New search warrants have been filed and police have identified the two men shot. They say both are in stable condition at UVA Medical Center. We have learned that one of the men has quite a criminal history; including an incident that is eerily similar to how police believe things unfolded on 2nd Street Northwest Saturday.
Police say Frank Brown, 56, of Albemarle County and Leon Brock, 22, of Culpeper County were involved in the incident just outside the Elks Lodge (I.B.P.O.E. of W. Rivanna #195) on 2nd Street Northwest early Saturday morning. According to search warrants, Brown shot Brock after Brock and others jumped him.
A similar scene played out just three years ago. Brock was convicted after investigators said he - along with another group of men - attacked and robbed a UVA student along Wertland Street in 2010.
Search warrants indicate Brock -- again with a large group -- attacked Brown early Saturday morning outside the Elks Lodge on 2nd Street.
But outside the Elks Lodge on Saturday night, police say Brown pulled a gun and shot Brock. He was standing over Brock when Officer Alex Bruner arrived on the scene, told Brown to drop the weapon, and then shot Brown.
Another warrant shows police searched the Elks Lodge around 7 p.m. Monday. They obtained a list of people who were at the party the night of the shooting. Police are looking for witnesses and persons of interest in the case.
Police are also reaching out to nearby businesses. They want to work together to stop this kind of scene from unfolding again.
"We've responded to a fight call from here time to time in that particular area. Not uncommon at any particular bar room establishment," said Roberts.
We discovered one more fact from Albemarle County Circuit Court. Brown lives in Albemarle and has a concealed weapons permit. It was issued in 2010 and good for five years.
Officer Bruner is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a Charlottesville Police Department investigation.
Corinne Geller, spokesperson for Virginia State Police, says they have not been called in to investigate. While it's not required, state police does have a special team, called the Police Shooting Investigative Team, to investigate officer-involved cases. "It's strictly up to the agency to request our assistance with such an investigation," said Geller.
Charlottesville Police Department Press Release
The names of the individuals involved in the March 16th shooting that took place on 2nd St. N.W. in the City of Charlottesville are;
1) Frank D. Brown 56 yrs old of Albemarle County
2) Leon T. Brock 22 yrs old of Culpeper County
Both are listed in stable condition at the Medical Center. Our investigation is continuing on this case. We are still asking anyone that witnessed the incident to please call the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280.
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