Chesterfield man charged in shooting death of his stepson

Peter W. Simpson
Peter W. Simpson

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield Police announced that Peter Simpson, 55, of the 7800 block of Flag Tail Drive has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his stepson Devon Mason, 19.

Chesterfield County Police responded to Flag Tail Drive in the Triple Crown subdivision for a report of a man shot. Once emergency personnel arrived, Mason was transported to VCU Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say a domestic situation led to an argument between Simpson and Mason which resulted in Mason being shot.

Simpson has been charged with second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and domestic assault of his wife Francelia Archie-Simpson.  He is being held without bond in the Chesterfield County Jail pending an upcoming hearing in the Chesterfield County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

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