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Man suspected of shooting on Orange captured in D.C.


The Orange County Sheriff's Office says a man wanted on charges of  malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony was captured in Washington, D.C., Thursday morning. 

The sheriff's office says Alonte M. Pernell, 24, of Locust Grove, was involved in a shooting on Wednesday in the Somerset Ridge subdivision that led to deputies closing off the neighborhood. 

The Orange Sheriff's Office and Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office pursued leads throughout the night that led them to the nation's capital. The D.C. Metro Police Department arrested Pernell around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Orange Sheriff’s Office at 540-672-1200.

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