Two men are in jail being held without bond after shots were fired while a Fredericksburg police officer was in the vicinity.
The incident occurred about 1:15 this morning. FPD’s Sergeant Norman was out patrolling and was in the 600 block of Maury Street. He saw them driving in tandem and “acting suspiciously,” according to the statement from the department.
Then, Norman heard two gunshots fired from one of the cars. The officer turned on his lights intending it as a signal for both drivers to pull over, but the two vehicles split up and went in opposite directions instead of stopping, according to FPD.
Norman called for backup. He was then able to stop one of the vehicles just over the Falmouth bridge in Stafford. Officer Kungkagete responded to the call and stopped the other vehicle in the Taco Bell parking lot on Emancipation Highway, said FPD.
One of the men arrested was 25-year-old Michael Juwan Baker, a Fredericksburg resident. He was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and shooting in a public place.
Tommie Jones Jr., a 38-year-old Stafford man, was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Both men are currently housed at Rappahannock Regional Jail.
FPD didn’t provide any potential motive or target of the gunshots but said that officers searched the area and confirmed that no people, structures, or vehicles were hit.