Two men and a 17-year-old are charged with firing shots at a car in which three Caroline High School students were riding following a junior varsity football game, the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.
The shooting happened on Aug. 31, when three Caroline High students were returning from the football game at Patrick Henry High School in Hanover County. A vehicle pulled alongside them on U.S. 1 in Caroline, south of State Route 207, and someone fired shots that hit the vehicle the Caroline students were in, according to the Sheriff’s Office. No one was injured.
Caroline investigators worked with the Ashland Police Department and on Sept. 1 found the vehicle they believed to be involved in the shooting abandoned in the Dawn area of Caroline. Police then identified a suspect and arrested him the same day.
Madrice Hamn of Ruther Glen faces three counts each of attempted aggravated malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. Hamn, 20, is incarcerated at the Pamunkey Regional Jail without bond.
Another man, 18-year-old Jaquel James of Doswell, also was arrested on Sept. 1. He faces the same charges as Hamn and also is incarcerated at Pamunkey without bond.
James was arrested after investigators identified him as a suspect and searched his home, where they found two guns, ammunition, digital scales and a “substance believed to be cocaine,” according to the release.
James was not in the home during the search, but investigators got a tip that he was hiding in the woods around the home. A search, which included a Hanover County Sheriff’s Office K-9 dog, turned up James, along with a .380 caliber handgun, the release said.
On Thursday, investigators arrested a 17-year-old from Ruther Glen, who was not identified because he is a juvenile. He faces the same charges as the other suspects and is being held at the Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center.
No motive was given for the shooting.