22-year-old man killed, woman hospitalized, suspect in custody after Lynchburg shooting

Suspect faces 10 charges, including first-degree murder

Man arrested in Lynchburg's sixth homicide of 2021
Man arrested in Lynchburg's sixth homicide of 2021

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after a shooting in Lynchburg early Tuesday morning, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

Authorities said the shooting happened in the 3400 block of Fort Avenue just after midnight.

At the scene, officers found a woman who had been shot and they provided life-saving measures until Lynchburg Fire Department medics arrived, according to police.

She was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

Officers also identified a man, 22-year-old Cameron Malike Jones, of Lynchburg, at a second location near the original scene who died after being shot.

At the time of the shooting, an officer was nearby, identified the suspect getting into his vehicle and attempted to stop him; however, the suspect drove away.

That then started a car chase that lasted about 7 minutes before the driver stopped and officers took him into custody.

The suspect, Devan Rashod Wooding, 22, of Halifax, is charged with the following:

  • First-degree murder
  • Breaking and entering with intent to murder
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Malicious wounding
  • Misdemeanor property damage
  • Felony eluding
  • Reckless driving

“Any time that we see a rise in violent crime in one area, we are using our intelligence-led policing, conducting proactive patrols, as well as doing community policing,” Carrie Dungan with the Lynchburg Police Department says. “We are making sure that we are engaging with residents to understand their true needs and what we can do to work together to make our community stronger.”

Authorities said this is the sixth homicide of the year and that it was a domestic-related incident.

These three knew each other and there is no danger to the public, according to police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Campbell at 434-485-7267 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

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