FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2021
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On September 11, 2021, a Charlottesville Police Officer witnessed a verbal disorder in the 1000 block of West Main Street. As the officer approached to investigate, he observed one of the males getting into a vehicle. The male then proceeded to strike the other male with his vehicle. The officer then heard a single gunshot. The officer learned the male who had been struck by the vehicle fired a single gunshot into the front windshield of the vehicle, narrowly missing the driver.
The officer was able to safely subdue the male with the gun, as well as the male driving the vehicle. The gun was seized as evidence. The male struck by the vehicle suffered minor injuries that did not require treatment.
As a result of this investigation the driver of the vehicle, Roy Willard Gray, a 62-year-old resident of Albemarle County, is charged with Malicious Wounding (Virginia State Code 18.2-51). Gray is being held at the Albemarle/Charlottesville Regional Jail.
This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280, or Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.
Every person is entitled to a presumption of innocence until their guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Major Jim Mooney
Charlottesville Police Department