RIDGEWAY, Va. – A Henry County man is in jail, charged with shooting his brother in the back during an argument.

Just before 3 a.m. Monday, someone from SOVAH Health Martinsville called 911 to tell authorities that a man being treated in their emergency room had been shot.

Deputies with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded and talked with the victim, 41-year-old William Bradley Clark. Police determined that the victim was arguing with his 53-year-old brother, Tracy Dean Clark, who pulled a gun and shot him in the back. The younger Clark was treated initially in Martinsville and then flown to a Roanoke hospital.

When deputies arrived at Clark’s home in Axton, he refused to surrender. Negotiators made several attempts to contact Clark and after about three hours, he was seen inside the home and taken into custody without incident.

He is charged with malicious wounding and using a firearm during the commission of a felony. Clark is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.


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