The Charlottesville Police Department responded to a shots fired incident Saturday at 1:51 a.m. in the 600 block of Cabell Avenue, per a community alert sent Sunday morning by Timothy Longo, chief of the University Police Department and vice president for security and safety. This report was followed shortly after by a burglary, reported Saturday at 3:27 a.m. in the 200 block of 14th Street NW.
The witness of the shots fired incident reported an individual in a gold sedan who fired multiple shots at an individual. No injuries have been reported at this time and there is no description of the suspect.
Per the alert regarding the burglary, a male suspect entered the victim’s home on 14th Street and placed a vape pen between the suspect’s lips while they were sleeping on the couch. The victim then reported waking up and fleeing the room. No injuries or threats have been reported, and no items were stolen.
The suspect is still unidentified. He is described as male, wearing dark jeans and a gray sweatshirt.
These are the first two community alerts of May. Community alerts are shared via email to the University community when there is timely information about a threat that can be released to the community without compromising any ongoing investigations. Timely warnings are issued when there is an ongoing threat to the community.
The public may opt-in to receive emergency alerts by texting “UVA” to 226787.