A Hanover County (Va.) deputy, left, and an Ashland (Va.) police officer stand outside a Ponderosa restaurant after a 37-year-old man was shot and wounded in the parking lot Saturday night, Oct. 19, 2002, in Ashland. Va.

Time: 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002

Place: Outside a Ponderosa steak restaurant in Ashland, Va., (Hanover County) about 85 miles from Washington, D.C.

Victim: The 37-year-old man, whose name has not been released by police, was traveling with his wife and had stopped for food and gas when he was wounded in the stomach. He was discharged from a Virginia hospital after undergoing five operations, and faced a long recovery and rehabilitation.