Police: Man detained, taken to hospital after firing shots at Poquoson home


Christopher Cooper (Courtesy: VPRJ)

POQUOSON, Va. (WAVY) — A man accused of firing shots at a home in Poquoson Monday morning was detained by police and then taken to a hospital.

Poquoson police responded to a report of shots fired near the intersection of Wythe Creek Road and Kelsor Drive just after 8 a.m. Monday.

Officers arrived and were told a male was seen discharging a handgun at a home in the area.

Police then located a male nearby and detained him.

Police said “officers quickly recognized” the male was “experiencing some type of medical emergency but did not appear to be injured from the shots fired.”

Poquoson fire-rescue crews took him to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News for treatment.

A firearm was recovered at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Police on Tuesday identified the man as Christopher Cooper, 30, of Poquoson. He is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, discharge of a firearm within or at an occupied dwelling and two other related firearms charges.

Anyone with information should call the Poquoson Police Department at 757-868-3501.

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