Harrisonburg Police Department Press Release:

Harrisonburg, Va. – On Monday evening, 8/12/2019, at approximately 2200 hours, patrol officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of E. Rock St. and Myrtle St. Neighbors in the area reported at least one shot fired from a man holding a gun. No one was believed to be injured during the incident, and the suspect involved departed the scene on foot. The subsequent investigation led to the identification of a suspect who was taken into custody without incident Wednesday afternoon.

Gerardo Villeda-Romero, 26, of Harrisonburg, was arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm, discharging a firearm in a public place, reckless handling of a firearm, and possession/transport of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is currently being held at the jail without bond.

HPD asks anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have other related information contact HPD’s Major Crimes Unit by calling (540) 437-2640. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Solvers by calling (540) 574-5050 or by texting “HPD” plus their tip to CRIMES (274637).