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A woman was shot at a Williamsburg motel Thursday morning, and police are looking for the suspect

Police were called to the Budget Inn Hotel in reference to gunshots Thursday morning, authorities said (WYDaily/ Julia Marsigliano)
Police were called to the Budget Inn Hotel in reference to gunshots Thursday morning, authorities said (WYDaily/ Julia Marsigliano)

UPDATE May 31: The suspect, Crystal Lynn Hamilton, has surrendered to law enforcement and is now in custody, police said.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Williamsburg Police are investigating shooting at a local motel that landed a woman in the hospital.

At approximately 7:23 a.m. police received a call from a guest at the Budget Inn Hotel, 800 Capitol Landing Road, in reference to gunshots, authorities said. The woman was bleeding but was responsive. She was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital, police said.

“It was an argument of some sort,” said Charles Ericsson, spokesman for the police department.

Police said they have secured a warrant for the suspect, Crystal Lynn Hamilton, 28, of Williamsburg on charges of armed burglary, malicious wounding and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Ericsson said the woman was shot in room 116 — the extent of the woman’s injuries was not immediately known. Police would only say she “is expected to recover.”

Crystal Hamilton (WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Police)
Crystal Hamilton (WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Police)

Hamilton is 5-foot-9 and weighs about 135 pounds. Police said she has blue eyes, black hair and several tattoos on her arm.

Authorities are asking anyone who may know of Hamilton’s whereabouts to call the Peninsula Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or Williamsburg Police at 757-220-2331.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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