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Police seek man in Chesterfield road rage shooting

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 17:38:45-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Chesterfield County Police are searching for a Richmond man wanted for attempted murder in connection to a road rage shooting.

Police have obtained warrants for 21-year-old Taron S. Dickson Jr. in connection to a shooting that occurred last month in the 9400 block of Midlothian Turnpike.

Officers responded to a report that a man had been shot in his vehicle at about 6:40 p.m. on July 1. Once on scene, officers located an man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.

Dickson and victim did not know each other prior to the incident, according to the detectives.

"The preliminary investigation indicated the victim was traveling west on Midlothian Turnpike when a white BMW sedan with dark tinted windows and Maryland license plates drove alongside the victim and fired several shots. The suspect vehicle fled west on Midlothian Turnpike prior to police arrival," said a police spokesperson.

A short time later, an officer spotted Dickson on Interstate 95 and initiated a traffic stop.

Police say Dickson sped off when the officer exited his vehicle to approach the suspect vehicle. Officers pursued the suspect vehicle without success.

After additional investigation, detectives identified Dickson as the suspect in the shooting and police pursuit.

On July 17, detectives obtained warrants for Dickson for attempted second-degree murder; aggravated malicious wounding; use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; malicious shooting at an occupied vehicle; willful discharge of a firearm in a street which conduct resulted in bodily injury to another person; felony eluding; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and driving while suspended.

Anyone with information about Dickson's whereabouts is urged to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.