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.