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Man killed at Chesterfield Wawa, suspect now in custody

Posted at 8:18 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 06:18:28-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A man was taken into custody early Wednesday morning following a fatal shooting at a Chesterfield County Wawa, according to Crime Insider sources. Chesterfield Police continue investigating the shooting that left one man dead at the Wawa near Otterdale and Hull Street roads.

The suspect was taken into custody following a police chase that started in Powhatan and ended near Interstate 295 and Route 301 in Henrico County, according to those Crime Insider sources.

Around 7:13 p.m., police responded to the Wawa on the 16000 block of Otterdale Station Way for a report of a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The man was taken to the hospital where he died.

The shooting, police said, did not appear to be a random act of violence.

The shooting happened while the victim was just outside one of the entrance doors, according to Crime Insider sources. Those sources said the man's daughter was with him when he was shot.

A witness said she heard gunfire and the sound of shattered glass. She then ran into the bathroom to hide and pray.
When she emerged from hiding, she and others tried to help the victim until rescue crews arrived.

Upon returning outside, she found that the back of her SUV had been hit by gunfire.

The suspect was described as a white man, approximately 30 to 45 years old, wearing a white shirt and jeans. His vehicle was described as a silver or gray colored four-door car with a sunroof.

Police continue to investigate and urge anyone with information to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.