A 23-year-old man from Halifax facing multiple charges in a 2021 slaying in Lynchburg is set to undergo an evaluation to determine his mental state at the time of the crimes.
Devan Rashod Wooding is facing a count of first-degree murder along with several other charges related to the killing of a Lynchburg man and injury of a woman on June 1.
Wooding also faces charges of breaking and entering with intent to murder, possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, malicious wounding, misdemeanor property damage, felony eluding and reckless driving.
Authorities with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the 3400 block of Fort Avenue for a call of shots fired at 12:01 a.m. on June 1.
An officer was in the vicinity and identified the suspect getting into a vehicle, police reported at the time.
The officer then attempted to stop the driver, who fled from the officer. A vehicle pursuit ensued that lasted about seven minutes before the driver stopped and officers took him into custody, police said.
At the scene, officers located a woman with a gunshot wound and provided life saving measures until Lynchburg Fire Department medics arrived. She was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital with serious injuries.
Officers also discovered a man, 22-year-old Cameron Malike Jones of Lynchburg, at a second location near the original scene that had died from his injuries.
The (Lynchburg) News & Advance reported a judge ordered an evaluation on the suspect’s sanity at the time of the crime during a Friday hearing in Lynchburg General District Court.
The next hearing is set for 2 p.m. May 26, according to online court records.