Dec. 7, 2020
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 21000 block of Orange Hill Avenue on Sunday, Dec. 6.
Shortly after 11 p.m. on Dec. 6, police were called to a residence in the 21000 block of Orange Hill Avenue for a report that an adult male had been shot. The victim, Richard F. Tucker, 31, who had been staying at the residence, was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Dec. 7, police arrested William R. Johnson Jr., 58, of the 21000 block of Orange Hill Avenue, for reckless handling of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in relation to the shooting. At this time, the investigation indicates that Johnson inadvertently shot Tucker, who is known to him.
Police continue their investigation into this incident. Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.
Photo: William R. Johnson Jr.