UPDATE: Lynchburg shooting suspect in custody

Ronald Watson

UPDATE from Lynchburg Police: On May 5, 2018 at approximately 8:30 pm the Lynchburg Police Department received information that Ronald Lee Watson was at a location in the Town of Bedford, VA. The Bedford Police Department along with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded and Watson was taken into custody without incident. Watson is currently being held at the Lynchburg BRRJA without bond.

 PREVIOUS: On May 5, 2018 at approximately 5:44 am, Officer’s with the Lynchburg Police Departmentsponded to the Lynchburg General Hospital’s ER for a possible malicious wounding. Upon their arrival officers found an adult male with a gunshot wound to his chest. The male was admitted to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is currently in stable condition. After an intense investigation Ronald Lee Watson (31 yr old Lynchburg Resident) was identified as the shooter.

The following warrants have been issued for Ronald Watson.
• Malicious Wounding
• Use of a firearm while in the commission of a felony
• Shoot at an occupied dwelling
• Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
• Shoot from a vehicle
• Discharge a firearm within the City limits
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Ronald Lee Watson are asked to contact Detective JD Tucker at (434) 455-6116 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

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