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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Henrico Police have arrested a man accused of stabbing a victim and striking a pedestrian during a hit-and-run in the Far West End early Thursday morning.

Police responded to a call for a pedestrian struck by a car outside of Daddio's Grille, along the 12300 block of Gayton Road located in the Crofton Green Shopping Center.

Upon arrival, officers were notified that another person had been stabbed by the person driving the vehicle that struck the pedestrian.

Officers identified Fleetwood Moore Jr. as the suspect and located him in the area a short time later. Moore was arrested and charged with two counts of malicious wounding and hit-and-run.

Both victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The owner of Daddio's Grille, Tommy Stapleton, told CBS 6 that Fleetwood is a frequent patron of his and was surprised to learn of the arrest.

"He was trying to protect himself when four guys tried to jump him. That's what I heard," Stapleton said. "He's a good, nice guy. He's not a troublemaker or anything like that.

Stapleton said he was told by his employees the altercation started when the victims were asked to leave his restaurant near closing time.

"They came in after we were closing up so the guys were asked to leave and they all came out here. Fleetwood was coming out in the parking lot at the same time. They all started rumbling their mouth and going back-and-forth out here," Stapleton explained.

The owner stated he's never had any issues this serious in his 13 years of operating Daddio's Grille.

"I've never had any problems here before. It's pretty much a quiet neighborhood and off the beaten path," Stapleton said.

Stay with CBS 6 for the latest on this developing story.