Monday, March 30, 2015

Standoff Ends, Suspect in Custody

March 28, 2015

A man sought for questioning in a shooting yesterday afternoon, was taken into custody later that evening by Richmond Police officers following a four hour standoff at his residence.

Otis Jones, 53, of the 4200 block of Stockton Street has been charged with Malicious Wounding. Other charges may be placed after detectives consult with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

At approximately 4:21 p.m., Friday, March 27, officers were called to the 4200 block of Stockton Street for a report of a shooting. They located one victim, an adult female relative of Otis Jones, with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the chest. She was transported to Chippenham Hospital for treatment.

After the victim identified Jones as the shooter, officers asked him to come outside and speak with them. He refused. The Department’s SWAT team was deployed and shortly after 8:30 p.m., after repeated efforts by negotiators to re-establish contact with him were unsuccessful, a chemical agent was deployed inside the residence forcing Jones outside where he was taken in to custody.

The Department would like to thank the residents of the neighborhood, several of whom were asked to leave their homes as a precautionary measure, for their patience during tonight’s incident.