Man charged with firing shotgun into home, vehicle in Virginia Beach

Posted at 2:46 PM, Apr 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-08 14:46:23-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – A Virginia Beach man has now been arrested and charged after firing a shotgun at a home and into a vehicle, police tell NewsChannel 3.

It happened on Friday, April 3, between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. in the 700 block of Regency Drive.

The victim told police that she and the suspect, who she knows, were at a friend’s home when the two got into an argument. The argument escalated into a physical fight, police say. The two separated and the victim left to go home, only to be followed by the suspect.

The suspect approached the victim’s apartment and fired a shotgun at the victim’s house, police tell NewsChannel 3. The suspect then entered the victim’s home and fired the shotgun inside the home.

The first victim was not inside of the home when this happened. While inside the home, the suspect abducted the victim’s roommate at gunpoint, police say. The roommate was able to get away, along with the first victim. Together, the two drove to a parking lot where they called police.

The suspect was in the 700 block of Regency Drive, when he came into contact with another person, who he did not know. That person then left in a vehicle and the suspect once again followed that person to another location. When the person left their vehicle, the suspect fired the shotgun towards the vehicle, striking that person. This person is now a third victim, police say. The third victim then fled the area, and found a police officer who provided help. The third victim was then transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police then found the suspect vehicle and took him into custody. The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old James Westley Davis of the 400 block of Sharp Street in Virginia Beach. Davis is charged with one count of Abduction and Kidnapping; one count of Felonious Assault; two counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony; and one count of Burglary.

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