State police arrest 19-year-old in connection with shooting on I-64 in Chesapeake

Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia State Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a shooting on Interstate 64 in Chesapeake Wednesday morning.

Portsmouth resident Michael E. Moore, 19, turned himself in to state police Thursday evening in connection with the incident, police said in a news release.

He is being held without bond at the City of Chesapeake Jail and charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle, discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle and reckless handling of a firearm.

The driver of a 2013 gold Volkswagen Jetta says he was traveling eastbound on Interstate 64 around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when the incident happened.

The two vehicles were trying to merge into the same lane near the High Rise Bridge, which was followed by a “brief engagement of aggressive driving,” police said.

At that point, police say Moore fired several rounds, which hit the Jetta.

The Jetta’s driver was not injured by the gunfire. He told police the other vehicle was an older model white Ford Explorer with a female passenger.

After the incident, police say the Ford Explorer sped away as it exited Interstate 64 to George Washington Highway North.

State Police would like to speak with any witnesses who were driving on Interstate 64 near the High Rise Bridge around the same time of this incident. If you have any information on the shooting or witnessed suspicious behavior, please contact the Virginia State Police at (757) 424-6800 or questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

The incident remains under investigation.

State police remind drivers to avoid engaging aggressive drivers. Dial #77 on a cell phone to report aggressive drivers.

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