On Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at approximately 12:47 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Scotland Street for a shooting with injuries.
The first officer, who was nearby and heard the gunshots, arrived to the scene within seconds and found a 38-year-old male who had been shot. The shooter was immediately identified and detained. Williamsburg Fire Department responded and transported the victim to Riverside Regional Medical Center with critical injuries; he is expected to recover.
There is no ongoing threat to the community.
The offender has been identified as Michael Trenton Rusk, a 24-year-old male resident of James City County. Mr. Rusk was transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (VPRJ) and charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and discharging a firearm within City limits.
The initial investigation indicates the two men are known to each other.
Mr. Rusk is employed as a police officer with the James City County Police Department but was off-duty at the time of this incident.
The investigation is ongoing.