Va. police: Both suspects from McDonald's shooting in custody

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two people are in custody for a shooting that occurred in a McDonald's parking lot in Woodbridge on Monday night.

Prince William County Police Department officials said that a caller reported that he or she saw DeWayne Williams climb over a fence on Tuesday morning at approximately 11:35 a.m. Officers who were in the area already for an unrelated call also saw someone run through the neighborhood on Yorktown Drive, say police officials. The area was locked down after police confirmed the person was Williams.

An officer spotted Williams running on Silvan Glen Drive at approximately 4 p.m. The officer chased after him and with the help of other officers and a K-9 unit, they were able to surround Williams and take him into custody, according to officials.

The second suspect, Jamie Lea Bowyer, turned herself into police later Tuesday night.

Both were wanted for the shooting at the McDonald's at 2891 Dale Blvd in Woodbridge. Police say that the 23-year-old male victim made arrangements to meet with Bowyer, an acquaintance, in the parking lot on Monday night. When he got there, Bowyer was with another man, DeWayne Williams. Shortly before 6:50 p.m., the victim was shot in the face after an altercation, authorities said. Bower and Williams then fled, say police.

The victim went into the McDonald's and then someone called police. He was flown to the hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

A police officer spotted the suspects' vehicle on Neabsco Mills Road. Before the officer could stop the vehicle, however, the car drove into the parking lot of nearby Freedom High School. The driver, believed to be Williams, ran away. Police say that Bowyer was not in the car with Williams and that they must have parted ways after the shooting. Police officers set up a perimeter around the high school and used a police K-9 to search for the suspect, say police officials.

Police then learned that the suspect may have carjacked another person at Neabsco Mills Road and Dale Boulevard. The victim told police that a man flagged him down while he was driving on Neabsco Mills Road. That man, believed to be Williams, opened the passenger side door and got into the victim's vehicle. They had a verbal altercation, say police, and the man forced the victim to drive him away. At Jefferson Davis Highway and Delaware Drive the man got out of the car and ran away towards the Misty Ridge Apartment Complex. Police say officer set up a perimeter there and started an extensive search, involving a door-to-door search, without success. Police stopped looking there shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to a police spokesperson.

A police spokesperson said that they also searched a nearby neighborhood and addresses that Williams was known to frequent.

It wasn't until Tuesday night, thanks to calls about a possible sighting of Williams, that police caught their suspects. Bowyer and Williams are charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Both are being held without bond and have court dates set for October 17.


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