Woman shot on Troy Drive in Newport News; suspect arrested


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Newport News woman was injured after being shot Wednesday night in the 300 block of Troy Drive, according to police.

Dispatchers received a call for the shooting at 9:40 p.m. Officers arrived and found the 35-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the mid-torso area, according to Sergeant Randy Rajkumar. 

She was taken to the hospital for treatment, but her injuries are not considered life-threatening. 

Booking photo of Donnell Brawner Jr. Police charged Brawner with malicious assault in connection to am Aug. 8, 2018 shooting that left a 35-year-old woman injured. (Credit: Newport News Police Department)

On Thursday, 33-year-old Donnell Brawner Jr., of the 300 block of Troy Drive, turned himself in to police in connection to the incident. He was arrested and charged with malicious assault and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. 

“Within 24-hours, we have made very timely arrests for two extremely violent crimes,” said Chief Steve Drew. I’m proud of the work our Department is doing and the part our community is playing in helping us to reduce all crime in this city. We will continue to work diligently as we move forward in accomplishing our goals of making Newport News a safe community.” 

In May, police say a man was shot multiple times in the same neighborhood. He was also shot in the torso and chest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1 (888) LOCK-U-UP. 

Stay with WAVY.com for updates. 

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