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Kidnapping suspect now wanted for firing gun inside Midlothian home

Posted at 10:42 PM, Jul 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-17 06:02:51-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A man wanted in Petersburg for kidnapping was suddenly wanted in Chesterfield for shooting into an occupied dwelling and attempted murder. The single shot out of the bay window of a home on Francill Drive late Thursday afternoon put neighbors on edge.

"Someone shooting a gun with no concern, is a real problem," Tabitha Daniels, who lives next door, said.

The family identified the suspect and police confirmed the man on the run is Raymond Goodwyn.  He's wanted in Dinwiddie for violating a protective order. Police said he also has warrants in Petersburg for kidnapping, assault and weapons charges.

Now two charges are added from Chesterfield.

A man living in the home where the shot was fired said Goodwyn, his cousin, got angry after an argument and pulled the trigger.  He said he felt the bullet whiz by his arm and hit the window.

The gunman fled on foot and hasn't been seen since. He was last seen in the Adkins Road area. Air units circled and officers searched the area with no results so far.

"I didn't know what was taking place,” Arthur Renoice, who lives a few doors down, said. “It's not common around here."

What is common, is at the time of the shooting 4:30 in the afternoon, there's normally a lot of activity on that street. "People walking with dogs, strolling with their children. It's quite busy," said Renoice.

People living there said it's fortunate no one was injured and they hope police find Goodwyn soon. "It could've been a whole lot worse," Renoice said.

"This guy’s moral compass is obviously off," added Daniels.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.