A Lynchburg man who was on the run for several hours has been taken into custody, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.
Lynchburg Police say Alex Joel Cruz Hernandez was located at about 6:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of Waterlick Road in Campbell County.
The investigation remains ongoing, authorities said.
The search continues for a Lynchburg man who is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Authorities say on Sunday, shortly before 8 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Old Graves Mill Road for a report of shots fired.
After arriving at the scene, officers located a man in the 200 block of Old Graves Mill Road who matched the description of the suspect. Police say the man, who had a handgun, fled from them on foot.
As officers chased after him, he fired his firearm and officers then lost sight of him, police said.
After more than seven hours of searching in the area, officers have yet to locate the suspect and say his whereabouts are currently unknown.
The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Alex Joel Cruz Hernandez, of Lynchburg, and the following warrants have been obtained for his arrest:
- Attempted Malicious Wounding of a Law Enforcement Officer
- Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
- Reckless Handling of a Firearm
- Discharging a Firearm in the City
The shelter-in-place for those living in the area of Old Graves Mill Road, Willow Bend and Smoketree Lane has been lifted; however, residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity by calling 911.
Police say Hernandez should be considered armed and dangerous, so if you see him, do not approach, and call 911.
This is an active and ongoing investigation, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6041 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for an armed man who they say fled from them on foot.
Authorities have asked those living in the area of Old Graves Mill Road, Willow Bend and Smoketree Lane to shelter in place.
He was last seen running from the 300 block of Old Graves Mill Road toward Smoketree Lane, according to police.
Police say the man is 30 years old, has shoulder-length black hair, is wearing a white and blue plaid shirt and is not wearing shoes. We’re told he is armed with a handgun.
At this time, Old Graves Mill Rd from Timberlake Rd to Fire Station #8 is closed to traffic.
Those with any information on his whereabouts are asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6041.
Source: WSLS News 10