Police say 1 dead, 2 hurt in Chesterfield shooting; suspect also dead
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - One person is dead, and two others are in the hospital after a shooting in Chesterfield on Sunday night. Police say the suspect is also dead.
Police were called to the scene in the 6700 block of Amster Road around 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found three people who had been shot.
Barbie Brown, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two men were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say their investigation identified Terrell L. Brown as a suspect and described him as Barbie Brown’s “estranged husband.”
“Based on statements made by Terrell Brown on social media, detectives obtained warrants for him for second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in relation to the shooting,” the Chesterfield Police Department said in a news release on Monday afternoon.
Police say while working with other law enforcement partners, Terrell Brown’s vehicle was spotted by Virginia State Police on I-295 in Hanover just before 1 a.m.
“When troopers initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 95, Terrell Brown pulled onto the shoulder near exit 86,” police said.
As troopers approached Terrell Brown’s vehicle, they heard a gunshot.
Police say, Brown, 34, shot himself and was pronounced dead at the scene.
“At this point, the investigation indicates that Terrell Brown shot Barbie Brown as she was entering the Amster Road apartment, which is the residence of one of the other shooting victims,” police said.
Police say that Barbie Brown and the shooting victim knew each other.
“This victim was opening the apartment door for Barbie Brown when Terrell Brown opened fire,” police said.
Police say the third victim is a resident of a nearby apartment and was struck by a bullet that Terrell Brown fired as he fled the scene.
Lee Payne, who lives nearby the apartment complex where the shooting took place, told NBC12 she saw the scene unfold from inside her home.
“I saw five or six police cars go up the road,” said Payne. “When I looked out the window, they were just flying. They got up here at the corner, and they blocked the road and turned around and went back up the road, and I looked out the back window. I could see the lights out the back window at the apartments. I did not hear anything.”
One resident told NBC12 she heard eight gunshots go off outside her bedroom window during the triple shooting. Another neighbor, who didn’t want to go on camera, described hearing a series of gunshots that were “too many to count,” followed by a single gunshot.
“That’s scary, that’s really scary,” said Payne. “I was like something terrible has happened.”
Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.
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