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‘I’ve got bullet holes in my house,’ man says after gunman fires at Chesterfield police

Posted at 5:12 AM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 13:20:13-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- Chesterfield police are still searching for the man they say fired a shot at them after a police pursuit ended around 1:40 a.m. Thursday.

Police told WTVR CBS 6 News they were patrolling the Belmont Road area near Heatherhill Drive when they tried to pull over a white sedan for an equipment violation.

The car did not stop immediately, but eventually stopped in the 4700 block of Sherman Road.

That is when police said a male suspect got out of the car and fired his handgun at officers. The shot did not hit officers.

Police searched the surrounding area for several hours, using aircraft and tracking dogs.  At this hour, the suspect is still at large.

That suspect is described by police at 18-20 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, with an average build, last seen wearing a light colored shirt and pink shorts.

Two other people inside the car were detained, but there has been no word on whether they are facing any charges.

Minister Tracy Whitlock, who lives on Sherman, said he woke up to find his gate off its hinges and bullets holes in his home.

"I don't know if the suspect took the gate off during his escape or how that came about. I just went and told the police, 'I've got bullet holes in my house.'"

Whitlock said he and his wife were sitting in the basement when a bullet came through the wall.

"Those bullets don't have a name on them. Those bullets could have struck me or my wife," he said.

Chesterfield Police urge anyone with information to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

Watch CBS 6 News starting at 5 p.m. for continuing coverage of this developing story.