Shooting victim in serious condition

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 12, 2005

Staff report

A suspect in Friday evening’s shooting at the Nansemond Square Apartments turned himself in Saturday morning.

Jimmy Butts III, 19, of the 100 block of Greenfield Crescent, turned himself in at Suffolk Police Headquarters, and is being held without bond at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail. He is expected to be arraigned Monday morning.

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He is charged with one count each of aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm in public and discharging a firearm from a vehicle. The weapon used, believed to be a handgun, had not been recovered at press time, said Lt. Debbie George, Suffolk Police spokeswoman.

At approximately 7:19 p.m. Friday, police were called to a possible shooting in the 100 block of Nancy Drive. On the way, an officer noticed a vehicle traveling away from the scene at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Main Street and Carolina Avenue and found to be transporting the shooting victim to the hospital.

Prince Riddick, 20, of the 100 block of Woodrow Avenue, had been shot multiple times. Riddick was transported to Obici and flown to Sentara Norfolk General via the Nightingale Hospital. On Saturday afternoon, he was listed in serious condition.

The motive for the shooting may stem from an ongoing fuedbetween the men.

&uot;It’s our understanding that these two have been having problems for some time,&uot; said George.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Detective John Jones is the lead investigator.

Anyone with information on this incident should call Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.