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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Police Seek Information on Shooting Suspect, Incident

hernandez-floresOn March 18, 2022, at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of York Street for a shooting. The initial investigation revealed that the shooter, later identified as Nilson Javier Hernandez-Flores, shot a firearm into a small gathering of people and one person was struck. Hernandez-Flores fled the scene in a stolen vehicle prior to officers arriving.  The victim was treated and released from Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  

Hernandez-Flores is currently wanted on three felony charges: maiming, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (1st offense), and grand larceny – stolen vehicle. Hernandez-Flores is described as Hispanic, around 5’10” tall and 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. If you see Hernandez-Flores, immediately call 9-1-1 and do not approach him, as he is believed to be armed and dangerous.   

We ask that anyone with information about Hernandez-Flores or the shooting incident to please call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (757) 220-2331. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-888-LOCKUUP or click HERE to submit a tip online. You may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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