FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2023
Second Suspect Charged in Preston Ave Shots Fired Incident
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville police have obtained warrants for a second suspect in relation to the shots fired incident on Preston Ave on May 16, 2023. Charlottesville police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old Albemarle County resident, Zayon Payne.
Payne has been charged with the following three felony offenses:
- Violation of Virginia Criminal Code, 18.2-286.1 - Shoot from a Vehicle
- 18.2-53.1 - Use of Firearm in Commission of Felony
- 18.2-26/18.2-51 -Attempted Malicious Wounding
If you have information regarding Zayon Payne’s whereabouts, please contact Det. Houchens at (434) 970-3280 or Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000.
Public Safety Information Officer
City of Charlottesville