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Chesterfield man charged in deadly Midlothian Turnpike shooting

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Nov 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-24 14:48:19-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Chesterfield man was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder in connection to a fatal May 7 shooting on Midlothian Turnpike in South Richmond. Monquail Whiters, 23, of Meadow Farm Drive in Chesterfield, was arrested without incident, a Richmond Police spokesman said.

Whiters was charged in the shooting death of Sylvester Nichols, 24, of Glenway Drive.

At approximately 3 p.m. Thursday, May 7, officers were called to the 6500 block of Midlothian Turnpike for the report of a shooting. In a parking lot of the Family Dollar store they found Nichols suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Shortly after the shooting, the RPD released surveillance photos of a person of interest in the case, but it was a tip that led detectives to Whiters.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to call Major Crimes Detective Marshall Young at 804-317-6272 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.