Police arrest one man in shooting

Published 8:38 am Friday, November 20, 2009

FRANKLIN—Franklin police made a quick arrest in a Wednesday night shooting that left a 19-year-old Franklin man seriously injured.

Just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 200 block of Stonewall Street where they found the 19-year-old victim suffering from two gunshot wounds, one to his chest and another to his left thigh. The victim was transported to an area hospital by air ambulance.

Franklin police Lt. Tim Whitt said the victim was in critical but stable condition Thursday.

The shooting investigation led police to 23-year-old Alex Sentel Urquhart of the 300 block of Bruce Street. Police arrested Urquhart at his residence at approximately 4 a.m. Thursday and charged him with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and discharge firearm in public resulting in bodily injury in connection with the shooting.

He is being held without bond at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Police said they are unsure of a motive for the shooting.