Chesterfield woman shot multiple times: Estranged husband sought, boyfriend is missing

Posted at 7:22 AM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 19:05:16-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Chesterfield Police are looking for the estranged husband of a woman who was shot multiple times early Friday morning.

Joshua M. Federico, 44, is wanted for malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in relation to the shooting, according to police.

Earlier Friday, police responded to a shooting call along the 13700 block of Second Branch Road, near River Road, in Chesterfield.

Joshua M. Federico

Joshua M. Federico

The woman and her boyfriend were at the Second Branch Road home.

"Police responded for a report of a female with multiple gunshot wounds. The female was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "At this time, this incident does not appear to be random."

Police have not released the woman's name.

Lawrence J. Howell

Lawrence J. Howell

Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett there was an additional fatality as a result of this shooting.

Police have not confirmed a fatality, but have issued an alert for the injured woman's boyfriend.

"The investigation indicates that Lawrence J. Howell, 38, may also have been injured in the shooting," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "Howell, who lives at the residence in the 13700 block of Second Branch Road, has not been located and his condition is unknown at this time."

Police were initially called to investigate the incident at about 3:40 a.m.

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