Fredericksburg Police charge driver with attempted murder

by | Feb 8, 2024 | Police and Fire, Ted Schubel

Fredericksburg City Police say Tuesday morning about 10:30, the City Police E-911 Center received a report of a pedestrian struck at the intersection of William Street and College Avenue. Patrol officers arrived and located the victim, who sustained minor injuries.

Spokeswoman Sarah Morris says  witnesses and the victim say a silver Jeep Cherokee was driving recklessly, weaving in and out of traffic. The victim and Jeep Cherokee stopped next to each other at the stoplight on College Avenue. When the victim looked over at the Jeep Cherokee, he saw the driver gesturing for him to come to speak with him. Concerned the driver of the Jeep may need help, the victim exited his vehicle and approached the driver of the Jeep Cherokee on the driver’s side. The two men had an exchange of words, and as the victim walked in front of the Jeep Cherokee, returning to his car, the driver of the Jeep Cherokee revved his engine, striking the victim. The Jeep Cherokee left the incident, driving north toward Stafford County.

Morris says patrol officers quickly located the suspect vehicle and driver just over the bridge in the 400 block of Chatham Heights Road in Stafford. The suspect was identified as 23-year old Nicholas Duran of Stafford County. He was arrested on charges of reckless driving and attempted homicide. Duran remains incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

Subscribe To Daily News Updates

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news from The Free Press

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Share This