Police: Man accidentally fired gun inside Norfolk General


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police arrested a man after they say he accidentally fired a gun inside Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday night.

Police say they responded to the hospital around 10:40 p.m. after receiving a gunshot disturbance report. When they arrived, they were told a man was seen leaving a hospital room after a single gunshot.

Officers weren’t able to find the man, but he later returned and was interviewed by detectives.

The man, 19-year-old Johnathan A. Rosekrans, was then arrested and  charged with carrying a concealed weapon, reckless handling of a firearm, and discharge of a firearm in an occupied building.

Police didn’t have any details on what led to wounds to Rosekrans’ face, seen in a mugshot provided by NPD, but say no one was injured as a result of the accidental shooting.

Rosekrans is being held at the Norfolk City Jail with no bond.

He was arraigned on the charges Tuesday morning and a preliminary hearing date was set for January 5, 2021.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3 Tips mobile app.

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