Suspect in Franklin County shooting arrested

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Deputies have arrested a suspect they believe shot a man in Franklin County Saturday.

Deputies were dispatched to the 8000 block of Franklin Street for reports of shots fired, just after 11 p.m. Saturday.

While at the scene, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center was notified that a man suffering from a gunshot wound was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital.

That man was identified as Ricky L. Dawson.

Police believe Dawson, and another man, now identified as Charlie L. Hairston were involved in an altercation, and fired shots at each other.

Dawson was struck multiple times, according to the sheriff's office. He remains in the hospital, where authorities say he is in stable condition.

Hairston was later arrested and charged for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. The sheriff's department said more charges may be coming.

The investigation is still ongoing.