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2014-05-21 / News Briefs

Sibling quarrel ends with gunshots

Michael Buettner

A dispute between two brothers erupted into gunfire over the weekend, sending one county man to the hospital and another to jail.

Police said officers responded around 5:45 p.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired in the 7400 block of Hickory Road near the intersection with Church Road. Officers found a 23-year-old male resident with gunshot wounds to his face and neck. The victim was conscious and was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, where he is expected to recover.

The victim’s 26-year-old brother surrendered to police and was taken into custody, awaiting formal charges in the incident. Police said the two brothers had been involved in an ongoing dispute, and an altercation between the men led to the shooting.

The names of the two men were not released by press time.

County man fatally wounded, two suspects sought

The Chesterfield County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in tracking down two suspects in a shooting that left one county man dead and another injured.

Police said officers responded at 12:43 a.m. last Thursday to a report of multiple shots fired at the Crystal Lakes Townhomes in the 3300 block of Meadowdale Boulevard. Officers found two adult males with gunshot wounds.

David Emmanuel-Sinclair Copeland, 23, of the 3300 block of Meadowdale Boulevard, died at the scene. The second victim, who was not identified, was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

One suspect is described as a black male, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and in his early 20s. He had a dark complexion and was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt and dark jeans.

The other suspect is described as a tall black male with a thin build and in his early 20s. He had a light complexion and was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

Police continue to investigate. Anyone who has information is asked to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660, or visit www.crimesolvers.net.

Man robbed in own driveway near Matoaca High

A county man was robbed in the driveway of his own home last week, and police are seeking the public’s help in tracking down the robbers.

Police said a resident of the 6000 block of Woodpecker Road, next door to Matoaca High School, had just returned to his home around 3 p.m. last Thursday and was still sitting in his vehicle when a dark blue Nissan sedan pulled into the driveway behind him.

A male passenger got out of the Nissan, approached the victim’s vehicle and pulled the door open. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded the victim’s wallet. With the wallet in hand, the suspect got back into the Nissan, which left the scene traveling in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He had a light complexion and was wearing a white T-shirt. No description of the driver of the suspect vehicle was available.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660, or visit www.crimesolvers.net.

Police look for another illegal filming suspect

Police are looking for a suspect after another incident of illegal photography at a department store in the county.

The Chesterfield County Police Department said a woman was trying on clothes around 9:40 a.m. on April 1 in the fitting room of the Target store at 2530 Weir Road off Jefferson Davis Highway, when she spotted a hand reaching under the door holding a cellphone. The woman opened the door and confronted the suspect, who walked away and left the store.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 23-27 years old and 5 feet 11 inches tall, with brown eyes, black hair and a medium complexion. He was wearing a gray jacket and blue jeans. His vehicle, described as a black four-door car, is believed to be a 2000- 07 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660, or visit www.crimesolvers.net.

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