Police respond to multiple gunshots fired
Farmville Police are investigating two separate incidents that involved multiple gunshots fired.
According to a release from the Farmville Police Department the first call was reported at 10:25 p.m. on Sept. 18, in the 600 block of Franklin Street.
The release stated, “When officers arrived on the scene, a group of about 10 females was observed fighting in the street.”
Officers identified a suspect, Shaqon M. Walton, age 26, of Farmville.
The release further stated, “Walton admitted to officers that he fired three shots into the air.”
Walton was arrested and charged with reckless handling of a firearm and taken before a magistrate where he was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond.
No injuries were reported.
In the second incident, police responded to reports of gunshots fired at 1:51 a.m. on Sept. 19 in the rear parking lot of Midtown Landings, located on South Street.
Upon arrival, officers observed two male subjects walking at a fast pace coming from the Midtown Landings on South Street, walking toward Putney Street.
The release stated, “One of the individuals was identified as Terrance T. Beasley Jr. age 18, of Pamplin. Beasley advised the officer that he possessed a firearm, and it was concealed on his hip.”
Beasley also confessed to officers that he had accidentally discharged the firearm behind the Midtown Landings while attempting to unload it.
Beasley was arrested and charged with illegally concealing a firearm, and reckless handling of a firearm.
Beasley was taken before a magistrate and was released on a $3,000 unsecured bond.
In both incidents, firearms were recovered and seized by arresting officers.