Nov. 16, 2023
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police have arrested a second suspect in relation to the shooting of a Virginia State University police officer.
At about 1:34 a.m. on Nov. 12, police responded to the 3400 block of Boisseau Street for a report that a VSU police officer was shot while investigating a disturbance. The officer had stopped to speak to the people involved in the disturbance and encountered Reginald L. King Jr., 21. King gave the officer false identifying information before fleeing on foot. The officer gave chase and caught up to King. He was attempting to detain King when Deonta M. Blount, 21, approached from behind and shot the officer. He was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. He remains hospitalized in stable condition.
On Nov. 14, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division, police located and arrested Deonta M. Blount, 21, without incident in relation to the shooting. Blount, of the 1500 block Timsberry Circle, has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer and use of a firearm in the commission of aggravated malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer. Blount remains in the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.
On Nov. 16, Chesterfield Police, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, arrested King, of the 21300 block of Bridle Path Drive, for assault on a law enforcement officer and obstruction of justice in relation to the incident. He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any 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: Reginald L. King Jr.