The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office captured a 34-year-old suspect Friday afternoon after a Clover woman was shot in the early morning hours, Sheriff Fred S. Clark told The Gazette.
It was about 1 a.m. when authorities received a 911 call from a woman at a Black Walnut Road home “stating that her ex-boyfriend was at her residence trying to hurt her,” Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark reported in a Friday afternoon news release.
While the woman was still on the 911 call, the suspect — identified as Carlissto Sosa, 34 of Richmond — got into the home.
The 911 call disconnected shortly afterward.
Clark reported the first deputy arrived at the home within a few minutes.
That’s when the suspect and a woman holding an infant came out on the front porch.”The male subject pushed the female down, drew a weapon and shot the female at which time the deputy engaged the subject and fired several rounds at the male subject and the suspect then fled into a nearby wooded area,” Clark said in the release.
The deputy and infant were not hurt, however the woman was treated on scene by EMS workers and later airlifted to Duke Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound.
The infant was released to a family member.
Halifax County Sheriff’s Office personnel, members of the Virginia State Police, a Halifax County Sheriff’s Office tracking K-9 unit, K-9 units from Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 units from Virginia Department of Corrections converged to search for the suspect.
Clark believes the man was picked up by someone on a nearby road. Clark told The Gazette the suspect was captured Friday afternoon about 5 miles down the road from where the incident happened.
Halifax County authorities obtained five warrants for Sosa including one count of attempted second-degree murder of the woman, a count of attempted second-degree murder of a deputy, a count of breaking and entering with a deadly weapon, and two counts of use of a firearm while attempting to commit murder.
Clark thanks all agencies involved for their assistance with this incident.