Suspect remains at large following shooting, standoff

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police are still looking for a second suspect in a late night shooting in Richmond's east side.

Just after 12 a.m. Saturday, police said a man was shot in the 1600 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Fairfield Way.

He survived, and police searched for two suspects, finding one of them hours later in a nearby home on North Street.

According to the suspect's mother, her son wasn't hiding, he was sleeping.

Verline Abrams said police arrested her son in connection to the shooting.

Abrams claims her son wasn't anywhere near the crime scene, on Mechanicsville Turnpike where a man was shot just after midnight.

"I don't know for sure but I know the whole day long my son was at my house all day and all night," said Abrams.

It took police about five hours after the shooting to locate one of the two suspects on North Street.

"Ended up find him inside a residence in this area," said, Dionne Waugh of the Richmond Police Department.

Police said the suspect didn't come out at first and unsure if the suspect was armed or if anyone else was inside, authorities say they didn't take any chances.

"We had to deploy our swat and negotiators to make sure the situation was resolved without anyone getting hurt," said Waugh.

Police said the suspect surrendered nearly four hours later.

And the whole time, Abrams says her son, who suffers from a sleeping disorder, was asleep and not aware that the swat team was steps away, just outside the home.

"Just in the house sleeping knocked out sleep like I told the whole police force," said Abrams.

Police say they don't believe this shooting is related to any other incidents in the city. They have not released the names of the suspects yet. But again, they say the second suspect is still on the loose.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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