2017-11-29 / News Briefs



Off-duty police officer involved in shooting

County police are investigating a shooting incident that involved an off-duty Richmond police officer in the early morning of Nov. 27.

At about 12:30 a.m., police responded to the Chestertowne Square Shopping Center at 4211 Beulah Road and learned that two groups of males had met there to facilitate the sale of an electronic gaming system. One of the parties present was an off-duty Richmond police officer. During the transaction, a juvenile male produced a pistol, resulting in an exchange of gunfire between the off-duty officer and the juvenile male.

The juvenile male was shot and died at the scene. The off-duty officer was also shot, but was treated and released from a local hospital. The identities of those involved are being withheld.

Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

Police apprehend driver after chase

County police have apprehended the driver of a stolen vehicle that led them on a car chase on the night of Nov. 25.

At about 10:18 p.m., an officer attempted to stop a speeding vehicle in the 7000 block of Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield. After a brief pursuit, the vehicle, a 2014 Nissan Sentra, crashed in a wooded area near Richmond’s Carnation Street and Hioaks Road.

The six occupants of the vehicle fled, leading the officer on a foot chase. A juvenile female occupant of the vehicle was apprehended in the woods. The vehicle was stolen from the 7300 block of Larsen Mews on Oct. 26.

The driver, Keondre D. Smith, 19, of Richmond, was apprehended and charged with felony eluding, receiving stolen goods, driving without a license and speeding. Several of the other occupants of the vehicle were identified, and charges are pending.

Woman killed in fiery car crash

A Chesterfield woman was killed on the afternoon of Nov. 25 in a single-vehicle crash in Caroline County.

Leah M. Reed, 35, of the 2100 block of Breezy Point Circle, was killed after her gray Chevrolet Captiva abruptly veered off the road, struck a tree and caught fire. Reed was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

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