Home Update: Police arrest Harrisonburg man in mass shooting

Update: Police arrest Harrisonburg man in mass shooting

Chris Graham
Tyreaf Isaiah Fleming
Tyreaf Isaiah Fleming. Photo: Harrisonburg Police

Tyreaf Isaiah Fleming, 20, of Harrisonburg, was arrested Sunday afternoon following a shooting in the 1500 block of Devon Lane that left eight individuals with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Fleming is currently facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

Harrisonburg Police are continuing to investigate to determine if any additional suspects were involved in this incident.

“I am grateful for the quick response of all of our first responders and the hard work of our officers in identifying a suspect and bringing him into custody,” Harrisonburg Police Department Chief Kelley Warner said. “Our work continues on this case as we investigate all aspects of this incident and determine if any other individuals were involved. We will ensure any updates are provided to our community as soon as additional information is available.”

The incident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m., when witnesses stated that an individual or individuals fired multiple times into a crowd at an outdoor gathering.

Witness statements and available security camera video helped HPD identify Fleming as a suspect.

Five of those injured were treated at Sentara RMH, with three additional individuals transported to UVA. Patients range in age from 18 to 27.

No additional information regarding those injured will be provided at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Thurston at 540-432-7787 or [email protected], or call the HPD tip line at 540-574-5050.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].