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Police: Woodbridge Man Shot Family Member After Assault

Eric Neil Hummer is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, reckless handling of a firearm and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

A Woodbridge man is accused of shooting a family member after he was assaulted. 

Eric Neil Hummer, 56, of Radburn Street in Woodbridge, is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, reckless handling of a firearm and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. 

Police responded at 8:02 p.m. Monday to the 16000 block of Radburn Street for a report of a shooting. They found that the 30-year-old male victim, of Woodbridge, was involved in an argument with Hummer. Police said that the argument escalated and the family member injured Hummer's eye. 

"Following the assault, the accused retrieved a handgun and shot the victim multiple times," Officer Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for the police department, said in a news release. 

The victim had life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. Hummer left the home. Officers found him on Indus Drive, where he was arrested after he received medical treatment. 

The information in this article was provided by the Prince William County Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. 

Lizzie M. Johnson January 31, 2013 at 02:44 PM
It's all about guns again. When will the leaders learn. In va. last year the govenor took ban off guns and stated people could buy as many guns as they want but when it come at their door how will they feel.
jacquie lopez January 31, 2013 at 03:13 PM
I think these or any peeps would commit crimes and hurt each other whether there are guns or not. It's not like they would sit down and discuss their disagreements over a cup of tea...
Jason Strahan July 23, 2014 at 01:40 PM
So, this guy is actually my mother in laws ex husband. The fact of the matter is that he should have never had a gun in the first place. He wasn't right in the head by any means. The gun was just an innocent by stander that was taken advantage of.

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