Police release new details in Emmet St. shooting investigation

Police release new details in Emmet St. shooting investigation

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -The Charlottesville Police Department is releasing new details in the shooting that occurred along Emmet Street Monday afternoon.

The department says officers responded to a call of a disorder with a weapon around 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 4. Witnesses had reported multiple shots were fired, and CPD said the suspects had fled the scene before officers arrived. A 21-year-old Fluvanna County man suffering from a gunshot was treated at the hospital a short time later.

CPD Assistant Chief Jim Mooney revealed Tuesday, Jan. 5, that three men from Georgia are charged in connection with the shooting:

Carson Evan Dabbs. Photo courtesy ACRJ
Carson Evan Dabbs. Photo courtesy ACRJ (Source: ACRJ)
  • 20-year-old Carson Evan Dabbs is charged with robbery, malicious wounding, and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Zavien L. Goines. Photo courtesy ACRJ
Zavien L. Goines. Photo courtesy ACRJ (Source: ACRJ)
  • 19-year-old Zavien L. Goines is charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Jayden Lamar Riley. Photo courtesy ACRJ
Jayden Lamar Riley. Photo courtesy ACRJ (Source: ACRJ)
  • 21-year-old Jayden Lamar Riley is charged with robbery, malicious wounding, and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Albemarle County police near the Louisa County border saw the suspects’ car, stopped it, and arrested them.

All three suspects were supposed to appear in Charlottesville General District Court Tuesday, but their cases were continued. Their next court hearings are currently set for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 4. They are all currently being held at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional jail.

Mooney added that the suspects were acquainted with the Fluvanna Co. victim, who is currently in stable condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

“It is alarming that three men, in broad daylight, decide to commit gun violence, particularly when there’s so many other individuals around,” Mooney said. “They just couldn’t care less about where those bullets travel and who they may harm.”

This is the sixth shooting in the past two months for Charlottesville. Mooney says this particular incident is isolated from any prior acts of violence.

“It definitely will not relate to any of the other shootings we’ve had. The three men arrested are from Georgia,” Mooney said. “We’ve had no prior dealings with them in Charlottesville. Why they’re here right now is something is still under investigation.”

Emmet St. was closed between Angus Road and Hydraulic Road for more than an hour Monday while investigators worked the crime scene, which included multiple bullet casings.

The Charlottesville Police Department says the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call (434) 970-3280 or Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000.

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