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State police identify Petersburg man killed in I-95 shooting

Posted at 11:06 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 11:06:06-05

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Virginia State Police have identified a Petersburg man who was shot and killed while driving on Interstate 95 Sunday night.

State police responded to a crash on I-95 at the 49 mile marker in Petersburg at 10:46 p.m.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they found a car in the median of I-95 with an unresponsive driver and multiple bullet holes in the exterior of the vehicle.

"The crash investigation determined the car was traveling south on Interstate 95 before it ran off the right side of the interstate, crossed back over the southbound lanes, ran off the left side of the interstate and struck the guardrail," Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt. Dylan Davenport wrote in an email.

The driver, identified as 35-year-old Quintell Pulliam, was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries later Sunday night.

"A firearm was recovered from the vehicle," the police email continued.

The homicide is being investigated by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Richmond Field Office.

State police say they are in contact with area police departments to see if the shooting is related to any incidents reported within their locality.

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