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Parent killed outside Chester police station during custody exchange, Crime Insider says

Police: 'There is no threat to the community'
Posted at 8:37 PM, Jan 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-17 00:24:41-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A parent was fatally shot outside a police station in Chester during a custody exchange Sunday evening, according to Crime Insider sources.

Lt. Justin Aronson with Chesterfield Police said the shooting happened in the parking lot of the Appomattox Police Station at 2920 W. Hundred Road just before 6:30 p.m.

"An on-duty officer sitting in the parking lot heard a gunshot and subsequently located one victim suffering from a gunshot wound," Aronson said.

Police said the victim, whose identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Crime Insider sources said the victim was a man.

"Police have taken a suspect into custody and there is no threat to the community," Aronson said.

Officials did not release any details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Police said their investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.

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

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