CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Three people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection to the drive-by shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Chesterfield County.
On May 11, officers responded to the area of the 5200 block of Goldburn Drive for a report of shots fired at about 2:30 p.m.
When they arrived at the scene. Police say officers encountered a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
“Officers stopped the vehicle, which contained a male driver (Zykeon J. Ball), and female passenger. As officers were investigating, they determined that a 14-year-old male had been grazed by a bullet and several residences and vehicles had been struck by bullets,” said a Chesterfield Police spokesperson.
During the investigation, police say Daiquan I. Ball approached and tried to enter the crime scene. Investigators say he became aggressive and uncooperative, before being detained and was ultimately found to have been involved in the incident.
Police released a summary of events according to their investigation:
“An adult male was leaving a house in the 7800 block of Mary Page Lane when he saw a gray vehicle approach. The driver of the vehicle, Daiquan I. Ball, fired a shot at the residence/man, dropped his gun and drove away. A 17-year-old male, who was outside at the time of the shooting, retrieved the dropped gun. Moments later, a blue vehicle, driven by Zykeon J. Ball, came around the corner, and Zykeon Ball fired shots towards the residence. The 17-year-old male fired shots at the blue vehicle.”
The 14-year-old was the only person injured in the shooting.
After further investigation, officers determined the parties involved know and/or are related to each other and were involved in a dispute.
Daiquan I. Ball, 24, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm at an occupied residence.
Zykeon J. Ball, 21, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding, discharging a firearm at an occupied residence, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and driving while suspended or revoked.
The 17-year-old male was charged with attempted malicious wounding, reckless handling of a firearm and discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle. He was transported to juvenile detention.