Police to knock on 1000+ doors in search of July 4 shooting clues

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Chesterfield Police will go door-to-door in Brandermill on Monday hoping to find new clues, tips and leads into the mystery surrounding who fired the bullet that killed a child on July 4.

Brendon Mackey, 7, was walking to see fireworks with his father when police say a stray bullet hit him in the head. Mackey died the next day.

Police believe the bullet likely came from within a one-mile radius of Sunday Park (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

Police believe the bullet likely came from within a one-mile radius of Sunday Park (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

Since the shooting, investigators have checked out dozens of tips and canvassed the Brandermilll community near Sunday Park where Mackey was shot.

Police believe the 40-caliber bullet could have come as far away as 7,100 feet, but believe the bullet likely came from within a one-mile radius. [CLICK: CBS 6 investigates 911 calls made near Sunday Park]

Police have posted fliers around the community hoping someone who saw or heard something that night will come forward.

Forensics testing indicated the rifling on the bullet is mainly consistent with, but is not limited to the following firearms manufacturers:

  • GLOCK
  • Heckler & Koch
  • IMI
  • Kahr Arms
  • Vektor Pistols

“We talked to an individual mentioned in a tip,” Chesterfield Captain Chris Hensley told CBS 6. “They voluntarily turned over their firearm which was not one of the brands, but we still had it tested for a match. It was not a match. Those are the types of tips we are looking for.”

Mackey’s mother said she just wants someone to come forward.

“’I’m sorry’ would be enough,” Marie Harris said. “Because I know it wasn’t intentional, so hearing ‘sorry’ would mean a lot at this point.”

If you have information that can help police, call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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