1 woman dead, another injured in ‘domestic-related incident’

5 children were found inside the Chesterfield home unharmed.
A woman died early Friday after what police said was a domestic-related incident in south Chesterfield.
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 10:38 AM EDT|Updated: May. 26, 2023 at 1:52 PM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - A woman died early Friday after what police say is a “domestic-related incident” in south Chesterfield.

Police say they were called to the scene just after 5:45 a.m. in the 19200 block of Brevard Drive. Officers received a report that a woman who lived at the residence had arrived at an emergency room in Prince George with life-threatening injuries.

“Upon arrival at the residence, officers forced entry and found a second adult female with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries,” police said in a news release. “She was transported to an area hospital where she was found to have life-threatening injuries.”

The woman taken to the Prince George Hospital, identified as 33-year-old Davina C. Bishop, later died from her injuries. The second woman, who also lives at the home, remains in the hospital.

Police said five children - ranging in age from 1 year to 13 years old - were inside the home and were not physically injured.

Officers arrested 37-year-old Mikal W. Lawton later Friday afternoon in relation to the incident. Lawton is being held at Chesterfield County Jail without bond and has been charged with malicious wounding and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

“At this point, the investigation indicates this is a domestic-related incident, and there is no ongoing danger to the community,” police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.