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Woman killed in Chesterfield neighborhood, children found in the home

Posted at 10:50 AM, May 26, 2023

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A woman, identified as Davina C. Bishop, was killed early Friday morning in a Chesterfield neighborhood, according to Chesterfield Police.

Bishop, 33, appeared to be the victim of domestic violence, police said.

The deceased was taken to the hospital by a man with whom she was in a relationship, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett. He claimed he found the victim in the front yard badly beaten and possibly shot.

"At about 5:47 a.m. today, Chesterfield Police responded to the 19200 block of Brevard Drive after they received a report that an adult female, who lives at the Brevard Drive residence, had arrived at an emergency room in Prince George County with life-threatening injuries," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson wrote in an email about the woman who was pronounced dead at the ER. "Upon arrival at the residence, officers forced entry and found a second adult female with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries; she was transported to an area hospital."

Brevard Drive crime scene

Both the deceased and the injured woman were believed to be the victims of domestic violence, police said.

Mikal W. Lawton, 37, of Brevard Drive, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with malicious wounding and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said.

"Lawton, who is known to both Bishop and the second victim, is being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson wrote in a Friday afternoon email.

Police added they were not actively seeking a suspect at this time and "there is no ongoing danger to the community."

In addition to the injured woman, police found five children in the house.

The children who ranged in age from one to 13 were not physically harmed, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.

Anyone with information was asked to call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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