HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - A man was arrested following a pursuit and shooting on I-295 in Hopewell that began in Hanover County, and officials say a woman is still at-large.
Nasim Altaquan Jackson, 19, of New Jersey, was charged with one count of felony eluding, one count of possession of stolen property, reckless driving and driving without a license after a pursuit July 25 that ended with a passer-by being shot.
Those charged were later amended to include aggravated malicious wounding, carjacking, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and two counts of shooting into a vehicle.
Virginia State Police received a “be on the lookout” advisory for a black Lexus with North Carolina plates that was carjacked out of Stafford County. A trooper saw the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop on I-295 south at the 41 mile marker in Hanover County.
The vehicle led police on a high-speed chase to Exit 9A in Hopewell.
Police said two other vehicles were shot as they drove by. One passerby was struck by a gunshot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Another vehicle was shot but the driver was unharmed.
VSP said a handgun was located at the scene, and no law enforcement officers discharged their weapons during the incident.
Jackson also faces charges of carjacking, receiving stolen property, driving with a suspended license, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, brandishing a firearm and credit card larceny out of Stafford.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy responded to the 100 block of Falls Run Drive for a reported carjacking where two people were said to have stolen a vehicle at gunpoint.
A vehicle with New Jersey license plates and extensive damage to the front end and rear bumper was left behind by the carjacking suspects. The vehicle was identified as having been stolen in a carjacking on the interstate in Newark, N.J., and had been involved in a hit-and-run in Stafford.
The victim said he was at AutoZone at 640 Warrenton Road when his wife and two children - ages 5 and 2 - came in the store saying they had been held at gunpoint and their vehicle was taken by a man and woman who then left at a high rate of speed.
That vehicle is the one Virginia State Police attempted to stop when the pursuit began.
Jackson is being held without bond at Chesterfield County Jail. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said a female suspect remains at-large.
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