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WPD Asks Public for Assistance in Locating Shooting Suspect

(Courtesy of the Williamsburg Police Department)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Police Department (WPD) is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to locate a shooting suspect.

On March 18 at 10:45 p.m., WPD officers responded to a shooting at the 400 block of York St.

The shooter was later identified as Nilson Javier Hernandez-Flores. The suspect shot a firearm into a small gathering of people and one individual was struck.

Hernandez-Flores then drove off in a stolen vehicle prior to officers arriving on the scene.

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)
  • grand larceny – stolen vehicle

The Hernandez-Flores is described as Hispanic, around 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

In a release, WPD stated that if you see Hernandez-Flores, to “immediately call 9-1-1 and do not approach him, as he is believed to be armed and dangerous.”

WPD asks that if anyone has information regarding Hernandez-Flores or the shooting incident to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (757) 220-2331.

Tips about this incident can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or online. Individuals may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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