Jan. 17, 2022
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Police have released additional information about a fatal shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Appomattox Police Station at 2920 W. Hundred Road.
At about 6:28 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, two parties met to complete a child custody exchange in the parking lot at Appomattox Police Station. At the time of the exchange, an on-duty officer was working in his patrol vehicle in the station parking lot; the officer was facing away from where the custody exchange was occurring.
The officer heard a gunshot and immediately exited his vehicle. He secured the scene and located one victim, identified as Stuart D. Jeffries, 33, of the 3500 block of Maryland Avenue in Richmond, suffering from a gunshot wound. Additional officers responded and several provided first aid to Jeffries, but he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police located the suspect, who was identified as Corey D. Goodson Sr., 44, and took him into custody at the scene. Goodson, of the 6100 block of Varina Point Lane of Richmond, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in relation to the shooting. He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.
At this point, the investigation indicates Jeffries and an adult female had met at the station to exchange custody of a child. After the exchange, Goodson, who was with the adult female, and Jeffries were involved in a very brief altercation; the shooting occurred during that altercation. The child and the adult female were not injured.
"This shooting unfolded rapidly and Officer Dean - at great personal risk - didn’t hesitate to demonstrate a sufficient command bearing and verbal de-escalation techniques to bring a chaotic situation to order without any use of physical force," said Col. Jeffrey S. Katz, chief of police. "Officer Dean's courageous and decisive actions prevented further violence, protected bystanders, and eliminated any ongoing threat to our community. While saddened by this tragic loss of life, I am very proud of him.”
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. Police continue to investigate whether Goodson was permitted to possess the firearm used in the shooting and, if not, how that firearm came to be in his possession.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Chesterfield County Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.