Fatal shooting under investigation in Town of Culpeper

Jamya Lewis was rushed to UofL Hospital Wednesday where she died around 11:30 p.m., making her...
Jamya Lewis was rushed to UofL Hospital Wednesday where she died around 11:30 p.m., making her death the 149th homicide of the year.(Unsplash)
Updated: Jan. 1, 2021 at 4:19 PM EST
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CULPEPER, Va. (WVIR) - Culpeper Police are investigating a fatal New Year’s Eve shooting that killed one and sent another to a hospital.

It happened just after 11 p.m. Thursday on Third Street.

Police say an adult male victim died in the shooting, and a 17-year-old boy was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center with injuries.

Police have not released their names.

Investigators believe everyone involved in the shooting knew each other, and there is no threat to the community.

Town of Culpeper Police Department Release January 1, 2021

Culpeper Police Investigate Fatal New Year’s Eve Shooting

On December 31, 2020 at 2304 hours, the Culpeper E-911 Center received multiple calls for possible gun shots in the area of Third St. At 2306 hours another E-911 call was received that confirmed a shooting had occurred with an injured person.

Officers responding to the scene. While en route, one victim was located being transported to the hospital in a personal vehicle. The 17 year old male victim was transferred to UVA Charlottesville hospital due to the nature of their injuries. A second victim, an adult male, was later located on scene of the shooting. He were transported to the hospital where he were declared deceased. That victim is not being identified pending notification of next of kin.

Detectives with the Culpeper Police Department responded to the expansive scene to interview witnesses and collect evidence. Current evidence suggests that all parties were known to each other and that there is no on-going threat to the community. The investigation is still active and underway. Updates will be provided when available.

The Culpeper Police Department would like to thank the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, and Virginia State Police for their assistance during this investigation.

This is an active and on-going investigation. This appears to be an isolated incident with no threat to the community. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Lieutenant Detective Andrew Terrill at 540-829-5521 or email Callers who wish to remain anonymous can submit tips by calling Culpeper Crime Solvers at 540-727-0300 or online at

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