Aug. 24, 2020
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police have obtained warrants for and are seeking a suspect in relation to a shooting that occurred in the 9400 block of Midlothian Turnpike last month.
At about 6:40 p.m. on July 1, 2020, police responded to a report that a man had been shot in his vehicle. Once on scene, officers located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released from the hospital.
The preliminary investigation indicated the victim was travelling 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.
A short time later, an officer spotted the suspect vehicle on Interstate 95 and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle initially stopped, but the driver sped off after the officer exited his vehicle to approach the suspect vehicle. Officers pursued the suspect vehicle without success.
After additional investigation, detectives identified the suspect as Taron S. Dickson Jr., 21, of the 3600 block of Kings Point Court in Richmond. On July 17, detectives obtained the following warrants for Dickson in relation to the July 1 incident: 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.
Police continue to investigate this incident and seek Dickson. 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.
Photo: Taron S. Dickson Jr.