Sheriff's Office: Suspect identified in Madison Heights shooting

Wright (Amherst County Sheriff's Office)

AMHERST Co., Va, (WSET) -- Police have identified the suspect involved in a shooting at the Sheetz in Madison Heights.

They said a 41-year-old male was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper leg when deputies arrived.

According to officials, the male was shot following an argument and was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

They said he is in stable condition.

The suspect, Joel Matthew Wright Jr, 28, of Monroe, contacted officers and turned himself in.

Officials said Wright has been charged with with Malicious Wounding and Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony.

He is being held at the Amherst Adult Detention Center without bond.

Officials are continuing to investigate.

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