Man In Critical Condition After Malicious Wounding Case

By: WHSV News Staff Email
By: WHSV News Staff Email


HARRISONBURG, Va. -- A suspect in the gas station incident has been charged with attempted first degree murder, along with malicious wounding. The man wounded in the incident is now in critical condition, according to UVA Medical Center employees.

The suspect's name is Andrew Phillip Spitzer and he's from Rockingham county.

Police noticed the victim had several injuries. UVA Medical Center employees said Friday morning that Melvin Campbell of Rockingham County is in critical condition at last check.

Campbell was taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital and then transferred to UVA Medical Center on Thursday evening.


HARRISONBURG -- A witness said it all happened fast. She said two men were arguing outside of the Royal Gas Station on Market Street. A woman was with them. One of the men got into his truck and ran the over guy over.

Harrisonburg Police Investigator Chris Rush is calling the incident a malicious wounding.

He said when officers arrived, they noticed the victim had multiple injuries. The victim was taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital, then transferred to University of Virginia Medical Center.

No word on his condition. Investigators have detained the man driving the truck. So far he hasn't been charged. Rush said charges are on the way. Jazzmen Pritt, the witness, saw the whole thing happen.
"The guy who hit him said once or twice, I'll do it again. And then he said something to the woman. Apparently it was his ex girl-friend or something, he said to her, that this isn't over with. When this gets down it's not over with. Soo... it was definitely intense. The guy kept telling me how much pain he was just...I couldn't do anything. But as soon as the responders got there, he was responding but," said Jazzmen Pritt.

Police officers are investigating a malicious wounding case, which occurred on 1700 block of East Market street Thursday evening.

At 5:20 p.m., officers responded to a call of a man being hit by a car. The officers found the man with several injuries when they arrived. That man was taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center.

The driver of the vehicle was at the scene when the officers arrived. He was detained as part of the investigation. Charges are pending.

Investigators will continue to release information to WHSV as those details become available.

Anyone in the community who has information or was a witness to this incident is asked to contact the Harrisonburg Police Department.

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