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Albemarle County shooting suspect in custody on malicious wounding charge

Chris Graham
Walter Lamont Banks
Walter Lamont Banks. Photo: Albemarle County Police

A suspect in the June 23 domestic-related shooting on Berkshire Place in Albemarle County is in custody.

Walter Lamont Banks, 26, is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, according to Albemarle County Police.

Banks has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding in the incident, which was reported at 8:23 a.m. on June 23.

A 22-year-old female was shot and transported to the University of Virginia Hospital by a third party.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

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