Amherst County man turns himself in after shooting that seriously hurt 1

Man shot at Sheetz in Madison Heights


The Amherst County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect in a weekend shooting in Madison Heights. 

Joel Matthew Wright Jr., a 28-year-old Monroe resident, turned himself in to law enforcement. He is charged with malicious wounding and the use of a gun in commission of a felony. 


The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz in Madison Heights. 

A 41-year-old man was shot in the thigh following a verbal argument with someone he knew. He is currently in stable condition at the hospital, but his injuries are life-threatening. 

Wright is being held at the Amherst Adult Detention Center without bond. 


A man was shot at the Sheetz in Madison Heights around 11 p.m. Saturday.

The Amherst County Sheriff's Office says he was sent to the hospital. There is no word yet on his condition.

Police say the suspect has turned himself in.