Suspect Description In I-64 Shooting

WRVA News
June 15, 2020 - 1:13 pm
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Henrico County, VA _  The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Richmond Field Office now has a suspect description as it continues to follow up on leads and tips from the public related to a Friday night shooting on the Staples Mill Road ramp off Interstate 64 that left a woman wounded. 

The suspect is described as a large male wearing a white hat and white t-shirt. Police say the white Dodge Stratus he was driving should have damage to the driver's side where it made contact with the passenger side of the victim's silver vehicle, and possible silver paint transfer/smudges in the damaged area.

Police say it started around 10:10 p.m. Friday, when a silver Ford Flex and a white Dodge Stratus were traveling north on Interstate 95 at the I-95/I-64 Bryan Park interchange and the drivers began engaging in aggressive driving. Both vehicles continued west on I-64. As both vehicles took the ramp at Exit 185 for Staples Mill Road, the driver of the Dodge fired several shots into the back of the Ford Flex. The Dodge then pulled up along the passenger side of the Ford Flex and the driver continued firing into the Ford. The two vehicles made contact at one point, before the white Dodge Stratus fled the scene. 

The 36-year-old male driver escaped injury, but his 34-year-old wife was struck several times. He drove them to St. Mary's Hospital. She was later taken to VCU Medical Center. She has since been treated and released from the hospital. 

The wife was the only passenger in the vehicle. The couple are City of Richmond residents.

Henrico County Police assisted state police at the scene. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445 or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov