Woman Wounded In I-64 Shooting

June 13, 2020 - 3:28 pm

News Radio 1140 WRVA


Henrico County, VA _   The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Richmond Field Office is seeking the public's assistance with information about a vehicle involved in a shooting Friday night on Interstate 64. State police is looking for a white Dodge Stratus with substantial damage to the driver's side with possibly silver paint transfer/smudges in the damaged area. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445 or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov


At approximately 10:10 p.m. Friday, a silver Ford Flex and a white Dodge Stratus were traveling north on Interstate 95 at the I-95/I-64 Bryan Park interchange when the vehicles 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 transported to VCU Medical Center where she is being treated for serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. The wife was the only passenger in the vehicle. The couple are City of Richmond residents.


The suspect was described as a large male wearing a white hat and white t-shirt. His white Dodge Stratus should have damage to the driver's side where it made contact with the passenger side of the victim's silver vehicle.


Henrico County Police assisted state police at the scene. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.