Chesterfield Police investigating Thanksgiving triple homicide

Posted at 3:15 AM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 14:06:50-05

CHESTER, Va. – Police said the triple homicide at a Chester home on Thanksgiving night that led to one man's arrest was a domestic situation.

Crime Insider sources said that officersdiscovered two women and a man shot to death at a home on Dogwood Ridge Court in the Ashley Forrest subdivision around 11:30 p.m.

Officials said the women’s bodies were found inside the home and that the man’s body was found in the front yard.

WTVR CBS 6 has learned the names of three victims and suspect, but are not releasing that information until Chesterfield police confirm their identities.

Investigators said the suspect, who was inside the home when police arrived, was arrested and taken into custody.

Family members and neighbors said that a couple lives at the home and that the wife's daughter and her boyfriend had been visiting.

Neighbors said everyone on the block is close-knit and that many of them knew the victims and the suspect.

One neighbor said that when heard a gunshot last night, police were already on the scene by the time he came outside. He said he then saw a man's body and the suspect in handcuffs.

Neighbor Mike Brown was stunned by the tragedy and said the suspect was a friend and a gentle man.

"We were all friends. We hang out sometimes [and] cook out in the back,” neighbor Mike Brown said. "I mean every time I see them, they're always the same way. [I] had no clue that they were having problems that I knew of, but behind closed doors is behind closed doors."

Additionally, sources and neighbors said the suspect has ties to a local church.

Police are expected to release the names of those involved at some point Friday.

Anyone with information that could help investigators should call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.



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