Jeff Arnold, Patch Staff
FREDERICKSBURG, VA — A 38-year-old North Carolina man remains hospitalized after being shot by Stafford County Sheriff’s deputies after police said the man shot another person at the Tuckahoe Motorcycle Club on Sunday, police reported on Monday.
George R. Batts, Richlands, N.C., was shot at by police after he pointed a gun at officers after being told repeatedly to drop his weapon, police said Monday. Batts was in possession of the gun in the parking lot of the motorcycle club, where police said Batts had shot a man in his 40s in the chest shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of International Parkway, police said.
Detectives were told that both Batts and the victim were attending an event at the motorcycle club, which has a clubhouse in the business park. Deputies arrived to a find that a man in his 40s had been shot and found Batts in the parking lot holding the gun. After he failed to follow the instructions of officers to drop the gun, Batts pointed the gun at deputies, who returned fire at shot Batts and injured him, police said.
Deputies provided medical treatment to both men, who were taken to a local hospital. Batts faces charges of malicious wounding and the use of a firm in the commission of a felony. The deputies involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave, which is protocol in such incidents, police said Monday.