Argument ends with shots fired in Hopewell; 1 injured

Paul Chapman (Source: Hopewell Police)
Paul Chapman (Source: Hopewell Police)
Updated: Sep. 6, 2018 at 1:37 PM EDT
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HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - A man is recovering after being shot when an argument escalated into a shooting in Hopewell.

Police were called to the 3600 Block of Creekwood Drive around 8:42 p.m. on Wednesday.

When police arrived, they found a man with multiple gunshot-related injuries. He was airlifted to the hospital.

According to police, Paul Chapman, 50, went to talk to the victim's sister, whom he has a child with.

An argument started between Chapman and the man, leading to Chapman shooting him.

Chapman left the scene but police found him a short time later and arrested him.

He is charged with felony malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and displaying a firearm while committing a felony.

He is being held at the Riverside Regional Jail without bond pending his arraignment.

Police said the victim is in stable condition and continues to recover.

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