Beach man to serve 15 years for shooting two at birthday party

Posted at 4:24 PM, Feb 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-27 16:24:29-05

Juan Haywood Medley, a 36-year-old Beach man, was sentenced to 43 years for a double shooting that occurred at a birthday party in 2011.

He pleaded guilty on October 2012. He was charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Malicious Wounding, two counts of Use of a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

Officials say on December 30, 2011, the victims were attending a birthday party in the Pecan Gardens neighborhood in Virginia Beach.

They say Medley walked into the home, spoke to a few people before pulling out a gun and shooting two victims.

Police found him hiding on the roof of a home nearby along with a pistol which contained his DNA according to police.

They say evidence proved the bullets fired at the party came from the gun found on the roof.

A woman was shot in the arm and a man was shot in the arm and abdomen. Both people survived.