UPDATE: Arrest Made in S. Woodbridge Shooting

Police reported that two adults were shot on Wetherburn Ct. The medevac helicopter interrupted a lacrosse game.

Update, May 17, 1:13 p.m.:

Police have charged Johnathan Davon Coleman, 20, with two counts of malicious wounding, two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony and one count of discharging a firearm in public. 

Prince William County police public information officer Jonathan Perok said that a 24-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman both of Dumfries had been shot. This was following an altercation that escalated between two known acquaintances in the 2900 block of Wetherburn Ct. 

"This incident stemmed from an encounter which took place earlier in the day involving the related parties," said Perok. "The victims are not believed to have been involved in the altercation originally but were inadvertently shot as a result of the altercation which took place in front of a residence in the above area. As a result the victims and several vehicles were struck. No other injuries were reported."

Perok said both victim have been treated and released from the hospital. A vehicle matching the description provided by witnesses at the shooting scene was found and stopped in the area of Barksdale Road and Beale Court in Dale City.

As a result of the stop, Coleman, of no fixed address, was detained and charged in the shooting. An investigation continues, police said. 

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Original Post:

Prince William County police reported that two adults were shot on Wetherburn Court in south Woodbridge at about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday night.

Investigation continues into the details of the shooting in the Georgetown Village townhouses just north of Dumfries off of Route 1, but officials said the shooting was not random. Both injuries were reported to be non-life-threatening, but one of the victims was flown to the hospital.

Police are saying via their Facebook page that an incident on Barksdale St & Beale Ct in Dale City is related to the Dumfries-area shooting. 

The medevac helicopter landed at Potomac High School in Dumfries on a baseball field not far away from where Osbourn Park and Potomac teams were facing off in a lacrosse game. The game was paused for the helicopter to take off.

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keta May 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM


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