Man pleads guilty to charge in deadly shooting at Hampton auction gallery

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Joshua James Hartman

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A man pleaded guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection to a 2018 shooting at the Phoebus Auction Gallery in Hampton.

Court records show Joshua James Hartman entered the plea on Wednesday. A reckless handling of a firearm charge was nolle prossed, or set aside.

Hartman, an employee of the gallery at the time, was arrested after a fellow employee was killed in the shooting.

Hartman’s sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 23.

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