July 3, 2019
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — As July 4 approaches, the Chesterfield County Police Department is reminding residents of the dangers of celebratory gunfire.
What goes up will come down, police say, and the consequences could be tragic. Police continue to investigate an incident in which Brendon Mackey, 7, was struck by a bullet before a fireworks display at Swift Creek Reservoir on July 4, 2013. Police believe the round that struck Brendon was fired randomly into the air, likely from a distance.
Police encourage residents to report any reckless use of firearms immediately.
Police continue to seek information related to Brendon Mackey's death. 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: Brendon Mackey