One man is in custody and another is in critical condition after an early morning shooting in Fulks Run.
Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson said deputies responded to a home on Nash Hill Lane off Brocks Gap Road in Fulks Run at about 1:30 a.m. this morning.
He said Mark Louis Hurley Jr., 27, of Fulks Run, fired one shot with a shotgun, which struck Damien Roy Mills, 22, of Bergton, in the stomach. He said it appears the shooting was a dispute over a woman.
“[The] accused got into an argument with another man in his house; accused then grabbed a gun, pumped it, poked at the victim and then shot the victim,” according to court documents filed in Rockingham County General District Court.
The shooting happened at Hurley’s home.
“Victim was asked to leave the house and would not,” according to court records. "[Hurley was] very cooperative with officers and the accused called 911 after he shot the victim. He says the shooting was an accident but that he did pull the trigger.”
He told a magistrate judge that he’d take it back if he could and that he didn’t mean to hurt anyone.
Mills was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
Hurley is charged with felony malicious wounding and is being held without bond at the Rockingham County Jail. Hutcheson said additional charges are pending.