UPDATE: Man in custody after shooting in Montgomery County

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UPDATE 10/17/2020 — A man is now in custody after a shooting on Prices Fork Road in Montgomery County Friday night.

Joseph E. Lambert

64-year-old Joseph E. Lambert Sr. of New Castle, Va. has been charged with multiple felony offenses including aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felon, brandishing a firearm, and shooting from a vehicle.

Investigators spent last night and majority of Saturday following up on leads and information leading up to Lambert’s arrest.

Officers from the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force,
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Blacksburg Police Department, Christiansburg
Police Department, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Craig County Sheriff’s Office,
Virginia Department of Corrections, and the Virginia State Police all participated in
a collaborative effort to bring this case to a quick conclusion.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Blacksburg Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting that took place on Prices Fork Road Friday evening.

Authorities responded to Prices Fork Road near Snuffy’s General Store for a male subject with a gunshot wound.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, a motorcyclist was driving down Prices Fork Road when he was shot in the back.

The victim, who is not being identified at this time, was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

Authorities say the shooter fled the scene. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says this appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the general public.

This incident is under investigation. No further information is available at this time.

This is an ongoing incident. WFXR will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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