Deputies charge man with shooting teen in leg

Jaishaun Thomas
Jaishaun Thomas(Caroline County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Feb. 8, 2021 at 5:42 PM EST
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CAROLINE Co., Va. (WWBT) - The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man in connection to a teenager being shot in the leg.

Deputies were called on Feb. 7 to a shooting in the northwestern part of the county.

The sheriff’s office said a 17-year-old had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

“Deputy A. V. Williams responded to the scene and quickly applied first aid and a tourniquet to the juvenile’s injury. There is no doubt in my mind that this was a lifesaver until Caroline EMS arrived,” Sheriff Lippa said.

Deputies arrested 18-year-old Jaishaun Thomas, of Spotsylvania, in connection to the shooting. He is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, attempted armed robbery, use of a sawed-off shotgun in the perpetration of a crime of violence and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Lippa said that it was not a random act of violence and that the two knew each other.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call deputies at 804-633-5400 or 804-633-1133.

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