No charges will be filed against the brothers who shot the suspect, according to police.
"We have no intention of charging either of the gentlemen who owned the vehicle or the gentlemen who fired the weapon. We're thoroughly convinced it was an act of self defense," said Police Chief Steven Williams.
Two brothers in Hillsville tried to sell a car and almost get killed in the process. They were giving a test drive to Richard Williams, 23, from Woodlawn on West Stuart Drive around 5:30 Monday evening.
Police say after the test drive, Williams pulled a gun on the brothers. When one of the brothers fought back, Williams fired a shot and missed, according to police. Williams fired several more times, but the gun malfunctioned. One of the brothers pulled out his own weapon and shot the suspect several times, putting him in intensive care, police said.
According to Hillsville Police chief Steven Williams, the car had an advertisement in the window outside of an auction business in downtown Hillsville. The car owners are not affiliated with the auction house.
Richard Williams is charged with attempted murder. No charges have been filed against the brother who allegedly shot Williams at this time.
(note: Richard Williams is not related to the Hillsville Police chief.)