Struggle leads to alleged shooting incident

The Martinsville-Henry County 911 center received a call from Glenwood Ray Draper, 55, of 880 Hidden Valley Dr., Martinsville, at 11:22 p.m. on Oct. 31.  Draper reported he was being threatened in his home by an intoxicated man.

Deputies responded to the scene and found Perry Wayne Hall, 37, of Rocky Mount, suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Authorities learned the two men knew each other. Hall allegedly traveled to Hidden Valley Drive, parking his vehicle in the 900 block and then walking to Draper’s home. Hall is alleged to have knocked on the door and forced his way inside when it was opened.

Once inside the home, Hall allegedly demanded that Draper give him rings that belonged to Hall’s mother, and started to look through the house.

Authorities believe it was then that Draper called 9-1-1.

While looking around the home, Hall allegedly noticed a loaded firearm, and a struggled ensued as the two allegedly tried to get the firearm.

Hall sustained a gunshot injury during the alleged incident, and Draper called 9-1-1 again to report the shooting, according to the release.

Hall was transported to SOVAH Health Martinsville and subsequently airlifted to a facility in Roanoke, where he underwent surgery. Hall remains hospitalized.

The incident remains under investigation, and investigators are communicating with the Henry County Commonwealth’s Attorney to determine whether charges will be filed.

Anyone having information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.


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