Va. Police Arrest ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Suspect After Search
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UPDATED: Aug. 26, 2014 5:47 p.m.
LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Police in Prince William County say they have two suspects in custody, one of which was considered “armed and dangerous.”
Around 6:45 p.m. Monday, Prince William County Police responded to the McDonald’s located at 2891 Dale Blvd. for the report of a shooting.
Police say a 23-year-old man made arrangements to meet with a woman, identified as 31-year-old Jamie Bowyer, of Stafford, in the parking lot of the restaurant. Bowyer met the man in the parking lot, arriving with another man, identified as 28-year-old DeWayne Andrew Williams, of Woodbridge.
During the encounter, Williams shot the man in the face. Williams and Bowyer then fled the area.
The man was flown to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A description of their vehicle was obtained and another officer spotted the vehicle on Neabsco Mills Road. Before the officer could stop the car, police say the driver, believed to be Williams, drove into the Freedom High School parking lot and fled on foot.
Bowyer was not in the car at the time with Williams.
The two are believed to have separated following the shooting. K-9 officers were used to search for the man and woman, but they were not found.
During the search, police learned that Williams possibly carjacked another victim in the area of Neabsco Mills Road and Dale Boulevard. The 26-year-old man told police that he was flagged down by Williams.
He then opened the passenger side door and got into the car. A verbal altercation ensued between the two men and during the interaction, Williams forced the man to drive him away from the area.
Once in the area of Jefferson Davis Highway and Delaware Drive, the suspect got out of the vehicle and continued to flee on foot towards the Misty Ridge Apartment Complex. Officers set up a perimeter around this location and used multiple police K-9’s to search for the suspect.
Warrants were obtained in connection to the shooting for both suspects.
Williams was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. He was wanted for aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Bowyer turned herself in a few hours after Williams was caught by police.
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