Police were looking for Chesterfield husband before he killed his wife

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jan 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-14 11:44:29-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - Chesterfield Police were looking Terrell D. Davidson in the hours before he shot and killed his wife Nequia S. Davidson, Chesterfield Police Capt. Chris Hensley told Lorenzo Hall Monday.

Terrell Davidson, 38, killed himself after shooting his wife inside her car Sunday night, Hensley said.

The couple had a troubled relationship, according to police. So much so, police filed an emergency protective order in December against Terrell on behalf of his 39-year-old wife.

Police were looking for Terrell Saturday night when he called 911 to report that he'd shot and killed Nequia and was about to kill himself.

When police arrived to the 1200 block of Mason Ave. in Chester around 9:30 p.m, they found both bodies in Nequia's car.

Terrell used his vehicle to drive Nequia's car off Mason Ave. and into a ditch, police said.

He then got out of his vehicle, got into Nequia's car and shot her.

When asked why police sought the protective order in December, Capt. Hensley would not go into detail, but mentioned when they were called to the Davidson's home in the past, they saw enough to believe a protective order was necessary.

Nequia Davidson in April 2013.

Nequia Davidson in April 2013.

CBS 6 interviewed Nequia Davidson in April 2013 when she grew concerned that her college age son was missing.

Her son later turned up unharmed.

During that interview, Davidson said they were a military family and that her son was attending college in Chicago using his stepfather’s G-I bill to go to the prestigious school.

A spokesman for Fort Lee said Terrell Davidson entered active duty in 1993 as an Automated Logistical Specialist and came to Fort Lee two years ago as an instructor/writer.

"Davidson deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and Iraq in 2003, 2004 and 2008," Fort Lee Director of Public Affairs Sharon Mulligan wrote. "

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbons, Combat Action Badge and Air Assault."

The military is doing "everything it can" to support the Davidson family, Mulligan said.

"We’ve been friends for years,” Shalisa Borden said. Borden said she was Nequia's best friend.   She said a protective order was filed against Terrell  Davidson Friday.

She said she was aware domestic assault warrants against Terrell were on file, but said her fears for her friend were realized when she got a phone call from police early Monday.

"I got to pray about it,” Borden said.  “Nequia was all about having faith in God.  She prayed and believed, so I'm taking part of that with me."