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Halifax County authorities searching for armed and dangerous man in connection with shooting


The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office released more information on an armed and dangerous man in connection with a Friday shooting in the Clover area of Halifax County.

Deputies say on Friday around 1 a.m., a call came into the Halifax 911 center from a woman at a residence on Black Walnut Road stating that her ex-boyfriend was at her residence trying to hurt her.

Soon after, the man entered the residence and the call disconnected, authorities said.

Authorities say they responded to the scene within minutes, and a man and woman holding an infant came onto the front porch of the residence.

Deputies say the man pushed the woman down, drew a weapon, and shot her. Deputies then fired several rounds at the male suspect who ran off into the woods nearby.

The infant and deputy were not injured during the incident, according to authorities.

The woman was treated by EMS and flown to Duke Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound, and the infant was released to a family member, according to the sheriff’s office.

An extensive search was conducted for the suspect but it is believed he was picked up by someone on a nearby roadway, authorities said.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office says five warrants were obtained for Carlisso Sosa, 34 of Richmond:

  • One count of attempted second-degree murder of the woman
  • One count of second-degree murder of the deputy
  • One count break and enter with a deadly weapon
  • Two counts of use of a firearm while attempting to commit murder

Sheriff Fred Clark said Sosa is considered armed and dangerous and asks anyone who may know the whereabouts of Sosa to notify law enforcement immediately by calling (434) 476-3334.


A search is underway for an armed and dangerous man in connection with a Friday morning shooting in the Clover area of Halifax County, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities have identified the suspect as 34-year-old Carlisso Sosa and say he is 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds.

We’re told he is from North Chesterfield County, which is just south of Richmond.

Anyone having any information on him or know of his whereabouts, please call the Halifax County Sheriff’s office at 434-476-3334 or your local authorities.

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Source: WSLS News 10

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