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For Immediate Release

Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

June 08, 2017
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police have arrested a juvenile male in relation to a fatal shooting that occurred near the intersection of Welch Drive and Old Creek Road on Tuesday, June 6.

Just after 11 a.m. on June 6, Chesterfield police were notified that an adult male, identified as Tyquon D. Whitehead, 18, had arrived at Chippenham Hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Whitehead, of the 3900 block of Darcy Lane, died as a result of his injuries.

At this point, the investigation indicates that a 16-year-old male shot Whitehead near the intersection of Welch Drive and Old Creek Road. The juvenile male and Whitehead are known to each other.

On the evening of Wednesday, June 7, the juvenile male turned himself in to police. He was arrested and charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Juvenile Detention Home and he was set to appear in Chesterfield County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court at 10:30 a.m. today.

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