Shooting leads to barricade situation in Newport News

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a shooting that led to a barricade situation early Sunday morning in Newport News.

Just before midnight Saturday, officers received a call for a shooting in the 200 block of Exeter Road. When police got there, they found a 47-year-old woman suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics took her to the hospital.

James Wood Jr. (Newport News Police)

After further investigation, the victim told police that 51-year-old James Wood Jr. known to her shot her.

Police said this was a domestic incident.

Police said Wood stayed inside the home and a tactical situation began shortly after. Investigators said just before 3:00 a.m., Wood exited the home and officers took him into custody.

Stay with WAVY for the latest information on this breaking story.


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