Lynchburg shooting leads to high-speed pursuit

wlni-defaultFrom Lynchburg Police Department: On May 14, 2016, the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the 2900-block of Candlers Mountain Rd to investigate a report that someone had been shot. Once on the scene, officers located a 42-year-old male from Lynchburg who had been shot one time in the pelvis. The victim, Raymond Lonny Ferguson, was transported to the Lynchburg General Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Shortly after the shooting, an officer with the Lynchburg Police Department spotted the suspects’ vehicle. The suspects attempted to elude the officer and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The high-speed pursuit continued through Campbell and Pittsylvania counties. Lynchburg Police disengaged from the pursuit and the Virginia State Police took over. The Pittsylvania County Sherriff’s Office assisted the State Police in the pursuit and both agencies took the two suspects into custody in Pittsylvania County. Enrique Hernandez, 40-year-old male of Orlando Florida, arrested and charged with:

  • Malicious wounding (felony)
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (felony)
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (felony)

Esteban Castrillo, 42-year-old male, arrested and charged with:

  • Accessory after-the-fact for the above malicious wounding (Misdemeanor).
  • Eluding police in a motor vehicle (felony) – two charges
  • Miscellaneous other traffic offenses

The motive for the shooting is still under investigation at this time. Any other witnesses who have not previously come forward are encouraged to call Detective M. B. Taylor with the Lynchburg Police Department. No suspect photos were available.

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