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Police: Gunman on bicycle kills man in car

Posted at 12:26 PM, Oct 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-13 18:53:38-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Police have identified a driver who was shot and killed in Henrico County on Tuesday night.

Hassan Dixon, 51, was shot near the intersection of Parkview Avenue and E. Laburnum Avenue at about 7 p.m., according to Henrico Police.

"[Dixon] was in a sedan and an adult male suspect arrived on a bicycle when the two engaged one another," an email from Henrico Police spokesperson Lt. Matt Pecka read. "During their interaction, shots were fired into the vehicle."

Dixon was later discovered at Carolina Avenue and Meadowbridge Road in Richmond where he died.

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"The suspect fled on his bicycle towards Richmond-Henrico Turnpike on Laburnum Avenue," Peck continued.

The suspect in this shooting was taken into custody on Wednesday, according to Henrico Police.

Police were conducting patrols on Wednesday and were able to identify the man from surveillance footage. The suspect was taken into custody on Wednesday without incident.

Deontre L. Maryland, 25, of Richmond was transported to Henrico County Sheriff's Office and is being held without bond. He is charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and 2nd-degree murder.

Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Rosser at 804-501-5247 or Crimestoppers at 804-780-1000.

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

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