Arrest made in connection to Richmond shooting Wednesday night

Antoine L. Smith (Photo: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting overnight in Richmond that left one man with life-threatening injuries.

Police arrested 21-year-old Antoine L. Smith, Jr. of the 1600 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike. He was charged with aggravated assault.

Authorities say that officers patrolling the area of 1700 block of Carlisle Avenue went to investigate after hearing gunshots. Two vehicles were seen leaving the area and police managed to pull one vehicle over.

As officers conducted the traffic stop, a report came in about a man who had been shot near 19th Street.. Units on the way to the scene flagged down an ambulance on Main Street to provide medical assistance to the victim. The man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The man was then taken to VCU Medical Center where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Police believe both subjects involved in the shooting are known to each other.

Stay with 8News for updates to this developing story.

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