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Crime Insider: Deadly I-85 shooting was not random

Posted at 11:59 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 08:56:09-05

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- State police continue their investigation in the shooting death of a Chester man early Wednesday morning.

Kenneth Golding, 41, was shot and killed while giving two men a ride in his car. Crime Insider sources said Virginia State Police do not believe this was a random attack.

Crime Insider sources said the two men got into Golding's car just after midnight at the intersection of Dupuy Road and the Boulevard in Colonial Heights.

A few miles away on Interstate 85 South, state police said the men pulled a gun and fatally shot Golding in the neck.

They also shot a 33-year-old woman in the car. She survived.

Steve Neal, a former Chesterfield Police officer, said checking the Boulevard pick-up location for surveillance video will be crucial to helping bureau of criminal investigation agents find the men involved.

"How do these people know each other?” Neal asked. “In other words, is there a history or did they meet at a convenience store, and then try to get together? That's what will help direct the investigation.”

State police said the two men ran off after opening fire.

"The one that's alive will hold the key to the whole case,” said Neal. “I mean, she was there. She ought to be able to say what circumstances were, where things went wrong, and give a description of who they picked up."

Golding's family said they were still deciding whether or not to publicly share his story.