Police identify man killed, woman arrested in Petersburg homicide

Police identify man killed, woman arrested in Petersburg homicide
Dawna Harrison, 43, is now charged with homicide and is being held at Riverside Regional Jail with no bond. (Source: Petersburg Police)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Petersburg police have arrested a woman accused of killing a man early Monday morning.

Officers were called to the BB&T on Washington Street around 5:30 a.m. for the report of a person down.

When they arrived, Dirk Atkins, 55, was found dead in the parking lot.

Detectives then began looking for a vehicle and suspect involved.

Several hours later, police found the vehicle in question in the 1000 block of W. Wythe Street and arrested Dawna Harrison, 43.

Harrison is now charged with homicide and is being held at Riverside Regional Jail with no bond.

Details on how exactly Atkins was killed have not been released.

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