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Man arrested after mall shooting faces multiple charges

Jerry L. Brooks (Source: Colonial Heights police) Jerry L. Brooks (Source: Colonial Heights police)
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) -

The man arrested in connection with a shooting at Southpark Mall is facing several charges.

Jerry L. Brooks, 20, of Richmond, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, Colonial Heights police, and Richmond police at his home without incident.

The shooting happened at the PacSun just before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Lt. Kiefer with Colonial Heights police says a man was shot in the chest by another man and was transported to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police say Brooks then ran from the scene.

The victim and Brooks knew each other, according to Kiefer.

The mall was on lockdown at the time of the incident, but police say it reopened Saturday evening. PacSun opened around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. There is no word if the store is closed due to the shooting.

The mall was evacuated, and police believe there was no threat to the public.

Brooks has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is currently being held at Riverside Regional Jail without bond. His first court date was on Dec. 4 at 10:45 a.m. in Colonial Heights General District Court.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 24, 2018.

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