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Williamsburg News – Public Safety

Posted on: January 25, 2023

Shooting Incident on 700 Block of Scotland Street

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at approximately 12:47 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Scotland Street for a shooting with injuries.

The first officer, who was nearby and heard the gunshots, arrived to the scene within seconds and found a 38-year-old male who had been shot. The shooter was immediately identified and detained. Williamsburg Fire Department responded and transported the victim to Riverside Regional Medical Center with critical injuries; he is expected to recover. 

There is no ongoing threat to the community. 

The offender has been identified as Michael Trenton Rusk, a 24-year-old male resident of James City County. Mr. Rusk was transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (VPRJ) and charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and discharging a firearm within City limits.

The initial investigation indicates the two men are known to each other.

Mr. Rusk is employed as a police officer with the James City County Police Department but was off-duty at the time of this incident. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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