Prince William County police have apprehended a man accused of shooting a Good Samaritan attempting to intervene in a domestic dispute.
Jesse Rene Najera was taken into custody Monday and is charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police say at around 2 a.m. Sunday, Najera and a woman were involved in a dispute inside a car in the 15200 block of Crescent Street in Woodbridge.
At that time, a group of people were walking by and a 20-year-old man went in to try to help in the altercation, but ended up being shot by Najera.
Police say the 30-year-old shot the victim in the arm and leg before fleeing the area.
"Thankfully he was transported to an area hospital and is expected to be okay," said Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok.
Police admit it could have been a deadly intervention. We asked them if the man rushing into help do the right thing?
"Obviously his intentions were good," said Perok. "He was trying to intervene and help break up a domestic incident. We always encourage people to call the police. But it depends on what you are seeing. If you are seeing someone being physically assaulted or anything like that, it's not uncommon for someone to intervene."