MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (WRIC)—A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the head during a home invasion early Monday morning.
Chesterfield County Police were called to a home on the 12500 block of Little Pond Lane in Midlothian just after 3 a.m. on March 17 for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. After a botched burglary attempt, the suspect shot Farzad Sultani in the head. The victim was been transported to Johnston-Willis Hospital, where he passed away. Others were home at the time of the shooting, but no one else was injured.
The suspect, who allegedly got in through the backdoor of the home, managed to escape, and police are currently conducting a massive search in the area. Chesterfield Police told ABC 8News Reporter Sydney Cameron that the area is “not safe” while they continue to search for the suspect. The scene remains active, and police expect to continue canvassing the area for several hours.
Little Pond Lane is located off of Olde Coalmine Road, south of Robius Road and north of Midlothian Turnpike.
Police do not believe this incident was a random act. Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251, or contact Crime Solvers by calling 804-748-0660 or texting “WATSON” followed by the message to 274637.