Man arrested after shooting gun outside Henrico apartment complex

Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 12:43 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 6:19 AM EDT
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HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Henrico Police negotiated with a man in an apartment after he fired a gun outside an apartment complex. Several cars were struck, but nobody was injured due to the shooting.

On Sunday, July 31, just before 10:30 a.m., police responded to reports of a man firing a gun outside a heavily populated apartment community in the 600 block of N. Laburnum Ave.

The man then retreated into an apartment. He came out of the apartment around 11 a.m.

“The male did fire additional rounds outside of the apartment community. Henrico officers did discharge their weapons but again, no injuries,” said Lieutenant Matthew Pecka with the Henrico County Police Division.

The man went back inside the residence. Police negotiated with him until 1:15 p.m. He then left the apartment independently and began to run across the complex.

“The male involved in this incident did come out on his own and began walking across the apartment community where he was later taken into custody,” Pecka explained.

Police advised everyone to avoid the 600 block of Kenway Avenue and for residents to shelter inside.

35-year-old Terrance Brawner of Henrico County was arrested and charged with attempted malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of the attempted malicious wounding, maliciously discharging a firearm within an occupied dwelling and felony vandalism. Brawner is being held at the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office without bond.

Police stayed at the scene for several hours after the suspect was taken into custody. They’re still investigating the incident.

“We are working with those that may be close to this individual to determine how we can best help,” stated Pecka.

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