Police: Man found on Chesterfield front porch stabbed to death lived nearby


CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found stabbed to death on the front porch of a Chesterfield home late Monday night.

Officers responded around 11:30 p.m. to the 7200 block of Cherry Hill Park Avenue. When they arrived they found a man stabbed on a front porch. The victim, later identified as 33-year-old Jamar R. Golightly, was unconscious and later died at the scene.

Police said Tuesday that Golightly lived in the same area where he was stabbed. While at the scene, 8News saw blood stains on a pillar and a chair that sat on the porch next door to the one where Golightly was found.

Neighbors William and Joanne Gilliam did not hear anything last night, but woke up to the police presence this morning.

“Getting ready to go to work and when I came out, saw all the tape and all the police officers,” said W. Gilliam.

They said they have lived on the street for 13 years.

“It’s pretty scary to find that it’s that close, something like that could happen that close to you,” J. Gilliam told 8News. “We have never had anything like this happen.”

Other neighbors who spoke with 8News agreed.

“Nothing like this ever happened since I been out here,” said neighbor Sharon Dillard.

Police continue to investigate and urge anyone with information to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.


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