CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Police are continuing to investigate a fatal shooting that happened in the parking lot of the Appomattox Police Station in Chesterfield.
At 6:28 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, an on-duty officer sitting in the station parking lot heard a gunshot and found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim was identified as 33-year-old Stuart D. Jeffries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police found the suspect who was identified as 44-year-old Corey D. Goodson Sr., and took him into custody at the scene.
Goodson, of the 6100 block of Varina Point Lane in Richmond, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in relation to the shooting.
He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.
Police said the investigation shows Jeffries and an adult female had met at the station to exchange custody of a child. After the exchange, Goodson, who was with the adult woman, were involved in a brief altercation. The child and the adult woman were uninjured.
“This shooting unfolded rapidly and Officer Dean, at great personal risk, didn’t hesitate to demonstrate a sufficient command bearing and verbal de-escalation techniques to bring a chaotic situation to order without any use of physical force,” said Col. Jeffrey S. Katz, chief of police. “Officer Dean’s courageous and decisive actions prevented further violence, protected bystanders, and eliminated any ongoing threat to our community. While saddened by this tragic loss of life, I am very proud of him.”
Police continue to investigate whether Goodson was permitted to possess the firearm used in the shooting and, if not, how that firearm came to be in his possession.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.