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virginiashootingTwo charged in Virginia shooting
By John Myers Today at 2:02 p.m.

Two men arrested after a shooting early Saturday in downtown Virginia have been charged with attempted murder, assault and being felons in possession of firearms.

Teriko Devonta Wallace, 35, of Virginia, and Torisa Sulvoris Wallace, 32, of Chisholm, were charged this morning in State District Court in Virginia with second degree attempted murder and second degree assault for the shooting reported outside the Coates Plaza Hotel just after 1 a.m. Saturday.

According to the criminal complaint, one of the Wallaces, who are brothers, fired about 10 gunshots at the victim Juan Love, who suffered a gunshot wound to his left forearm. Love was transported to Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic with a non-life-threatening injury, according to police.

Teriko Wallace was found at the scene complaining of chest pains and was taken to the clinic for observation. He was released and taken to the Virginia Police Department for questioning.

According to witnesses interviewed by officers, Love and Torisa Wallace began a physical fight in the Magic bar on Chestnut Street. Torisa Wallace left with a woman, but witnesses said Love and Teriko Wallace then started fighting in the street.

The shooting, at least part of which was captured on surveillance cameras in the area, occurred after the fights, with the shots fired down the city’s main street. One of the cameras caught audio of gunshots, according to officers’ statements in the complaint, and another showed Torisa Wallace holding a gun but not firing it.

Officers found gunshot residue on Teriko Wallace’s shirt, which he had disposed of in the emergency room garbage at the clinic.

Officers found several .38 caliber bullet casings on the ground at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Chestnut Street. There was a bullet hole in the window of the Hallmark Gift Shop and a bullet fragment in a vending machine outside the Sportspage bar.

Love said he did not know the two black males he was fighting with; he said he was walking down the street after leaving the bar when he was shot.

The suspects have been detained in the St. Lous County Jail.

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