20-year-old faces attempted murder charge after Wednesday shooting

Published 11:51 am Friday, February 19, 2016


A 20-year-old Mecklenburg County man is behind bars and charged with attempted murder after shooting a Wylliesburg man in the leg on Wednesday.

Keeshaun Rhyshand Terry, of 152 Summer St., Buffalo Junction, is charged with attempted second degree murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling and malicious shooting, according to  Virginia General District Court Case Information System and Charlotte County Sheriff’s Capt. Howard Hobgood. The incident was reported at about 5:37 p.m. at 250 Cards Lane in the Wylliesburg area, Hobgood said.

“When (deputies) got there, they found … Cody White (of Wylliesburg) had been shot once in the leg, the lower part of the leg,” he said.

Terry also allegedly shot at Kelsey Mull, but missed, Hobgood said.

During the investigation, police learned that White and Terry had been consuming alcohol in the home, Hobgood said.

Terry had “fled the scene in a red Kia that belonged to the homeowner without permission,” Hobgood said, noting that the vehicle was found at the intersection of Routes 15 and 92.

While the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office originally took Terry into custody, he was returned to Charlotte County and charged, Hobgood said.

After walking out of the home on Cards Lane, Terry allegedly shot at the home several times.

The suspect allegedly used a small-caliber handgun, Hobgood said.

Terry was arraigned Thursday in Charlotte County General District Court, and is scheduled to appear in court again at 10 a.m. April 7.