DC Police Arrest Locust Grove Man in Connection to ShootingPosted: Updated:
Police in the nation’s capital tracked down and arrested a man wanted in connection to a shooting in the Locust Grove area of Orange County.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced that 24-year-old Alonte M. Pernell was arrested by the DC Metro Police Department around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, June 15.
The sheriff’s office had issued warrants for Pernell on malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony charges.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office had received a report that there was gunfire on Chesterfield Road in the Somerset Ridge subdivision around 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 14.
The sheriff’s office says it also received a phone call from someone who had been shot, and was going to get medical treatment.
The main road leading into the Somerset Ridge subdivision was closed by law enforcement for a portion of the day due to concerns that the shooter was still in the area.
Investigators believed Pernell was the shooter, and that he had left the area in a gray or silver 2006 Pontiac sedan.
Pernell is scheduled to appear in a D.C. court sometime Thursday to begin the extradition process.
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.