FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2021
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - At 00:31 AM this morning, Officers from the Charlottesville Police Department and University of Virginia Police Department responded to Boylan Heights Restaurant, 102 14th Street NW for a shooting.
A patron, while in the bathroom of the restaurant, was shot and suffered serious, but thankfully non-life-threatening injuries. The bullet entered the bathroom after being fired from an adjacent bathroom. The victim was transported by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad to the University of Virginia hospital, where she was admitted for treatment.
Based on surveillance footage obtained during the investigation, a CPD officer was able to identify the suspect in the shooting. Detectives, working with the assistance of the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, arranged for the suspect to turn himself in at the Charlottesville Police Department. Additionally, the gun used was seized as evidence. The suspect is identified as Taylor Ryan Woodson, a 22-year-old resident of Louisa County. Woodson is charged with the following offenses and is being held at the Albemarle/Charlottesville Regional Jail:
- 18.2-280 - Willful discharge of a firearm with bodily harm
- 18.2-56.1 - Reckless handling of a firearm
Every person is entitled to a presumption of innocence until their guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Charlottesville Police Department would like to thank the Charlottesville Fire Department, Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, the University of Virginia Police Department, the University of Virginia Security Team, and the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.
Major Jim Mooney
Charlottesville Police Department