At approximately 6:20 p.m. on Feb. 27, the James City County Police Department received a report of a gunshot victim at the 7-Eleven located at 8185 Croaker Road in James City County. The victim, a 56-year-old James City County resident, was found to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to MCV hospital in Richmond, VA. Following the report, an investigation was promptly launched, and police went to the residence of the alleged shooter in the 8200 block of Croaker Road to find the suspect; this location is where the shooting is believed to have occurred. The suspect, James Bradsby, a 49-year-old resident of James City County, was arrested before midnight after police obtained a search warrant.
Bradsby has been charged with the following:
- § 18.2-51: Malicious wounding
- §18.2-53.1: Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
- § 18.2-308.2: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- § 18.2-56.1: Reckless handling of a firearm
Our department takes immense pride in the seamless coordination and swift response that allowed us to quickly respond to the victim's distress call and apprehend the suspect. We are deeply grateful for the diligent efforts of our officers and County first responders.
Tayleb Brooks, PR and Special Projects Administrator