For immediate release: August 22, 2022
Man Arrested for Discharging a Firearm
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) arrested a man over the weekend for discharging a firearm in the 1100-block of Church Street early Sunday morning.
On August 21, 2022, at 1:02 a.m., LPD officers patrolling downtown observed a man shooting a pistol into the air in front of Greenhaus Beer Garden located at 1124 Church Street. As officers approached, he tried to flee but was taken into custody without incident.
Chadwick Austin Turner (33) of Lynchburg was arrested and charged with the following:
- Discharging a firearm in a public place
- Brandishing a firearm
- Obstruction of justice
- Drunk in public
He was taken to the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center where he was later released on bond.
The pistol was recovered by police and no injuries or property damage were reported as a result of the gunfire.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at (434) 455-6041 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
This is an ongoing investigation and any additional information will be provided as an update to this release.