3rd teen arrested for shooting outside Hanover apartment complex

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J’Quan T. Wooten

J’Quan T. Wooten (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff’s Office)

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — A third teenager has been arrested in connection to a shooting outside the Beaverdam Creek Apartments in Mechanicsville last week.

Deputies arrested 19-year-old J’Quan T. Wooten of Mechanicsville Friday. He has been charged with attempted robbery, aggravated malicious wounding, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Wooten is being held at the Pamunkey Regional Jail.

Investigators said that Wooten was hit with same bullet that injured the 21-year-old robbery victim.

Jamonte T. Dandridge, 18, and Rondell Ramsey, 18, were previously arrested and are accused of shooting a 21-year-old man during a robbery attempt on Sept. 28.

Jamonte Dandridge (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff's Office)

Jamonte Dandridge (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff’s Office)

Neighbor helps shooting victims

“When I saw the victim laying in a pool of blood on the ground, I yelled for help. I told someone to call 911. When I saw he was in a pool of blood, I yelled for them to bring towels,” neighbor Kent Hockaday explained. “That’s my responsibility as a human being and as a Christian. God tells us to help one another, regardless of the situation. That’s what I was here to do.”

Hanover neighbor Kent Hockaday

Hanover neighbor Kent Hockaday

Investigators don’t know why the suspects and the shooting victims were in the apartment complex because none of them lived there.

“As the Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this incident, anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000,” Godfrey said.

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