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Man arrested in shooting over Chester parking that wounded 1

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 23:59:57-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police have arrested a suspect after officers said a fight over a parking spot led to a shooting that left a man wounded in Chester Saturday afternoon.

Officers were called to the 12100 block of Perdue Springs Loop near Chester and Route 1 for a report of shooting just before 3:15 p.m.

When police arrived, officers found a man who was shot.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening injuries, official said.

"The initial investigation indicates that the shooting was the result of a fight between a group of individuals over a parking spot," officers said.

Police said Sunday that officers arrested Rakim Jackson, of the 3800 block of Creek Way in Chesterfield, and changed him with malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm at an occupied building, and use of a firearm in a commission of a felony.

Jackson is being held without bond at the Chesterfield County Jail, police said.

Police said their investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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

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