Update: Travion L. Hargrove turned himself in around 6 p.m. on May 10, 2019. He is being held in the Chesterfield County Jail with no bond.
May 10, 2019
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police have arrested two suspects and continue to seek a third in relation to a homicide that occurred in the 10200 block of Ronaldton Road on Tuesday, May 7.
At about 11:02 p.m. on May 7, police responded to 1120 Courthouse Road for a report of an adult male who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered Tavario E. Gates, 23, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
The investigation indicates that Gates and three suspects conspired to shoot a known individual in a vehicle parked on Ronaldton Road. While shots were being fired, Gates, of the 1300 block of Evergreen Avenue in Richmond, was inadvertently shot by another occupant of the vehicle he was riding in.
Detectives have obtained warrants for felony homicide, conspiracy to commit a felony, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for each of the following three suspects:
• Deonte S. Thomas, 24, of the 3500 block Luckylee Crescent in Chesterfield;
• Jamaar L. Townes, 25, of the 9500 block Shamrock Drive in Chesterfield;
• and Travion L. Hargrove, 23, of the 900 block Pineville Road in Chesterfield.
Thomas was arrested on May 9 and Townes was arrested on May 10. Both are being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond. Police continue to seek Hargrove, who is described as a black male, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and 235 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about this incident or Hargrove'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.
Photos: A photo of Travion L. Hargrove is at right, and photos of Deonte S. Thomas and Jamaar L. Townes are below.