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Man turns himself in after I-64 shooting near High Rise Bridge in Chesapeake

Man turns himself in after I-64 shooting near High Rise Bridge in Chesapeake
Posted at 2:04 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 23:04:21-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A Portsmouth man turned himself in to Virginia State Police Thursday after a Wednesday morning shooting on I-64 near the High Rise Bridge in Chesapeake.

Michael Ernest Moore

19-year-old Michael E. Moore was charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle, discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle and reckless handling of a firearm.

State Police say around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Moore was driving a white Ford Explorer and was traveling east on I-64 when he encountered a Volkswagen Jetta as the vehicles merged into the same lane near the High Rise Bridge.

Officials say there was a brief engagement of aggressive driving between the two vehicles when Moore fired several rounds at the Jetta, striking it.

Moore then fled the scene in the Ford Explorer at a high rate of speed.

The driver of the Jetta was not hurt.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office responded to the scene to investigate.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information related to Moore is encouraged to contact Virginia State Police by calling #77 on a cellphone, by calling (757) 424-6800 or by emailing questions@vsp.virginia.gov.