Jan. 14, 2021
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield Police are currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 3 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.
At about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, police responded to a residence in the 17100 block of Lansmill Drive to serve warrants for violating a protective order on a known adult male suspect. The suspect refused to come out of the home; an adult female was also in the residence. Police obtained a search warrant for the residence to locate the man, as well as additional arrest warrants for stalking and violation of a protective order.
After several hours of negotiation with officers, the female came out of the residence at about 9 p.m. on Jan. 13. At that point, the male suspect stopped communicating with police. For the next several hours, officers used an array of technological resources to attempt to reestablish contact with the suspect and avoid a violent encounter. These efforts were unsuccessful.
At about 2:57 a.m. on Jan. 14, after nearly 11 hours on scene, officers entered the residence to execute the search and arrest warrants. During the search, officers discovered a storage area where the suspect was hiding. The suspect immediately produced a weapon and fired shots at police. Police returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect was later pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police remain on scene and 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.