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Hampton man arrested after firearm he was holding discharged and shot woman

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 12:17:21-04
Darin M. Blazer was charged with one count of Reckless Handling of a Firearm.

Darin M. Blazer was charged with one count of Reckless Handling of a Firearm.

HAMPTON, Va. – Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that happened on August 9.

Just before 2 a.m. on August 9, officers were to the Sentara Care Plex Hospital in reference to a “walk in” shooting victim.

Officers located the victim, a 22-year-old Hayes woman, who had suffered from a single gunshot wound that was considered non-life threatening.

Further investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were both inside a home in the first block of Ambrose Lane, when the suspect was handling the firearm and it discharged a single round and struck the victim.

Darin M. Blazer, a 25-year-old Hampton man was arrested and charged with one count of Reckless Handling of a Firearm.