Arrest made, more charges pending after Friday shooting

Published 6:36 am Saturday, April 13, 2024

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One person is injured and another is in jail after a Friday shooting in Buckingham County. Sheriff’s deputies were called out to the 4800 block of South James River Highway about 9:12 a.m. on April 12. Officials from the Department of Wildlife Resources, James River State Park and and Virginia State Police also all responded to the call. 

When they all arrived on scene, responders found a 39-year-old woman who had been shot in the left shoulder. She was bandaged by members of the Buckingham County Department of Emergency Services and then taken to the nearby hospital for more treatment. While also at the scene, deputies detained a 36-year-old man, later identified as Clint Rush. During the course of their investigation, deputies learned that Rush had been the one to shoot at the woman. Rush was arrested and now faces multiple charges, including unlawful wounding, reckless handling of a firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and felon in possession of firearm and ammunition. 

This is far from Rush’s first run-in with the law. He’s been charged in a number of cases, both in Buckingham and nearby Cumberland. In this case, officials from the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office say the list of charges isn’t complete. Further charges are pending at this time. Buckingham Sheriff William Kidd also thanked all of the departments that took the time to respond and help with the Friday shooting. 

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“We would like to thank all assisting agencies for their assistance and cooperation in this matter,” Kidd said in a statement.