Arrest made in Ashland park shooting involving teenager

Arrest made in Ashland park shooting involving teenager
An investigation led to the arrest of 18-year-old Preston Borst, of Ashland, on Wednesday, Aug. 28. (Source: Ashland Police Department)

ASHLAND, Va. (WWBT) - An arrest has been made in an Ashland park shooting involving a teenager.

Officers responded to South Taylor Street Park, in the 700 block of South Taylor Street, for a reported shooting on Thursday, July 25 at 11:46 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers located a teen boy suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported by Hanover County Fire and EMS to a hospital for treatment.

An investigation led to the arrest of 18-year-old Preston Borst, of Ashland, on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Borst is charged with attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

He was transported to Pamunkey Regional Jail without incident and remains in custody.

The incident remains under investigation and additional charges are pending.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Ashland Police Department at 804-365-6140.

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