Newport News police arrest man who allegedly shot an 11-year-old

Taylen Pierce. (Credit: Newport News Police Department).

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say detectives have caught a young man who they believe shot an 11-year-old girl on the night of Jan. 13.

Taylen Pierce. (Credit: Newport News Police Department).

Newport News police say they were called out to the 13200 block area of Aqueduct Drive around 9 p.m. in reference to gunshots being heard.

Later they found out an 11-year-old girl had been shot while she was with several other people. She was transported to a local hospital that night and treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Police say after they looked into the incident further, they obtained warrants to arrest 18-year-old Taylen Pierce of Newport News.

He is being charged with malicious assault and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.