South Boston authorities are searching for a suspect wanted after a barrage of bullets sprayed two vehicles, a convenience store and shed Thursday afternoon.
It was about 3 p.m. Thursday when officers were called to the area of North Main Street, near College Street, after a report of shots fired, according to a news release.
Police report that two men walking along North Main Street pulled out handguns and started shooting at a burgundy SUV traveling north.
That SUV quickly pulled into the parking lot of J&M One Stop Shop where it hit an unoccupied van.
That’s when bullets from both suspects hit the SUV, the van, the convenience store and a metal shed nearby, police report.
The burgundy SUV then pulled out, heading south, while the two suspects headed north. Once in a safe spot, the occupants of the SUV called police.
Police have identified one of the suspects as 23-year-old Tequan Jamal Watson, a former resident of South Boston. Watson, who is considered “armed and dangerous,” was still wanted by police Friday afternoon.
Anyone who spots Watson should call 911 immediately, police wrote in a news release.
There were no injuries reported. The South Boston Police Department, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police responded to the shooting.
In September 2019, Watson was found not guilty in the death of 16-year-old Paul Damiano and the aggravated malicious wounding of Devan Wooding after a four-day trial. Those charges arose from a shooting incident on Sandy Beach Road on Feb. 28, 2018.