1 dead, 3 injured in domestic-related shooting in Powhatan, deputies say


POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A man suspected of shooting three of his family members in a Powhatan County residence is dead, authorities said.

The Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call at 8 p.m. Monday in reference to a domestic dispute.

“The caller stated that a family member at a residence in the 5000 block of Old Buckingham Road Powhatan had a gun and was pointing it at people,” Powhatan County Chief Deputy Jeffery Searfoss said. “Seconds later three people were shot.”

Deputies were initially called to the area of Rt. 608 and Old Tavern Road following reports of an active shooter. District 3 Supervisor Mike Byerly warned residents in the area to stay away and lock their doors.

All three victims fled from the house after being shot. Deputies were able to find the victims and they said the shooter had gone back into the house.

“One victim was transported by air and the other two were transported by ground to the hospital,” Chief Deputy Searfoss said.

All three victims are alive.

Deputies searched the home with the help of the Chesterfield County and Richmond City police and found 56-year-old Raymond Morlock Jr. dead.

No other information is available at this time. Stay with 8News for updates.


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