SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Franklin man is wanted after police say he shot another man early Friday morning in a domestic incident at the QVC Distribution Center in Suffolk.
Police said they responded just before 3 a.m. to 1 QVC Drive and found the victim with a non life-threatening gunshot wound.
Since then, officials say Alvin Edward Sears is now wanted on charges of aggravated malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, shooting at an occupied vehicle, violating a protective order and other gun charges.
He was last seen in a black Dodge Durango with Virginia license plate UEV-7984. WAVY’s Aesia Toliver reported Friday that she saw the vehicle being towed in Franklin near Sears’ last known address near Rosewood Avenue.
While police have not released the victim’s name, what they can say is the victim and Sears were known to each other through a domestic relationship through a 3rd party.
Sears is also charged with violating a protective order in the incident.
10 On Your Side dug into court documents and discovered an active protective order obtained by a man in Franklin City courts. Documents say Sears allegedly punched the man who took out the order on him in the face several times back in March of 2021 outside of the Franklin courthouse.
It’s unclear at this time if the victim in that incident is the same man who was shot early Friday morning.
10 On Your Side also spoke to Leroy Brown who has worked at QVC for 22 years and says the building is locked down like a prison, but the parking lot is wide open.
“That’s disturbing it really is like I’m driving now,” he said. “Anybody can just ride up here but to get in the building our security is on point with that but to get on the parking lot and all that anybody can do that.”
In a statement to WAVY-TV 10, QVC officials said:
“In the early morning hours on Friday, May 27th, there was an incident on our premises. The authorities were immediately contacted and we thank them for their prompt action. The safety and well-being of our team members is our top priority. We will be supporting the authorities in their investigation and providing support resources to our team.”
Those with information are encouraged to submit a tip via P3 tips or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.