2018-02-28 / News Briefs



Assault and shooting under investigation

County police are investigating a domestic assault and shooting on Feb. 22 that left one man dead.

At 7:26 p.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic assault in the 12000 block of Timber Trail Drive. Officers were told that a domestic assault victim had fled to a neighbor’s house. They were also informed that the suspect also went to the neighbor’s house. The front door had been kicked in, and a weapon had been fired.

The suspect then fled back to his residence. Officers initiated contact with the suspect and learned of a second adult male in the residence. Officers spent several hours attempting to get the suspect to exit the residence and could hear a weapon being discharged.

Eventually, the second adult male exited the residence unharmed. Officers continued to speak with the suspect, who was still inside, requesting that he exit the residence. The officers heard a weapon discharge inside and lost contact with the suspect.

Officers made entry into the residence and located a deceased adult male. No names are being released at this time.

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

Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot during house fire

An Ettrick man suspected of setting his home on fire was found dead in his backyard on Feb. 22.

The man, whose name is being withheld until relatives can be notified, apparently set his home on fire, then shot himself after being confronted by police.

County police received a call at about 8:30 a.m. about a man who was threatening suicide. When police arrived in the 3400 block of North Street, police saw a man walk around to the back of the house. Moments later, they saw the house catch fire and heard what sounded like a gunshot. Firefighters responded as police provided security at the scene.

By the time firefighters arrived, the walls and roof had collapsed. No firefighters entered the house. Once the fire was under control, police and firefighters found the body of an adult male behind the house. The man appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The fire had multiple origins throughout the house, and is believed by officials to have been set intentionally.

The investigation continues, and Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Virginia State University police assisted.

Chesterfield man arrested in quadruple shooting case

A North Chesterfield man has been arrested in connection with a quadruple shooting that took place last year in Richmond’s Northside, leaving one woman dead.

Ty-Quan T. Greene, 20, of the 1900 block of Chatsworth Avenue, turned himself in to police on Feb. 21 after seeing himself listed as a fugitive on a television news program. Greene has been charged with six counts of shooting from a motor vehicle in public.

On the evening of June 15 of last year, Richmond police officers responded to Richmond’s Old Brook Road for a report of a fight in progress. As they headed to the scene, a call for shots fired was also received for the same location. Officers found four victims at the scene, two males and two females. All four were transported to a local hospital.

Jacquesha Clanton, 18, of the 2300 block of North 29th Street in Richmond, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The three remaining victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Richmond Detective R. Wigfall at 646-6769 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Police seek suspect in assault of girl

County police are searching for a man who assaulted a juvenile female at Ettrick Park, located at 20400 Laurel Road, on Feb. 23.

Police say the 14-year-old victim was running on a trail between 4 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. when an unknown man approached her from behind, grabbed her and pulled her to the ground. The victim was able to strike the suspect and escape uninjured. The suspect fled on foot on Laurel Road in the direction of Dupuy Road.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-40s with a dark complexion and a gray, patchy beard. He was wearing a black beanie, a navy-blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt and dirty blue jeans. In general, the suspect’s appearance was dirty and ragged.

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

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