Man faces attempted murder charge in shooting near Carytown

Man faces attempted murder charge in shooting near Carytown

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Richmond man faces an attempted murder charge following a shooting in the 300 block of South Sheppard Street earlier this week near Carytown.

The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 27-year-old Montez Ellis on Thursday in the incident that occurred just before 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Police were initially called to the area for report of random gunfire. A short time later, a shooting victim showed up to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The victim is now in stable condition and is expected to survive.

Ellis also faces a charge of use of a firearm by a felon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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