CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — A Chesterfield man is facing charges after a domestic dispute led to an officer-involved shooting Thanksgiving night.
Chesterfield police were called to an armed domestic dispute in the 10400 block of Oakside Dr., which is off of Centralia Rd., around 6:30 p.m. As a precaution, police blocked off some streets in the neighborhood as a precaution.
According to police, 47-year-old Micheal Killough, of the 10400 block of Oakside Dr., was with several family members inside the home when officers spotted him carrying some type of long gun.
When officers arrived, they helped several family members get out of the home.
Officials said that once Killough came outside and engaged officers, he was wounded by officers. Police are not saying whether the suspect shot his weapon.
One neighbor told CBS 6 News’ Jerrita Patterson that he saw what happened. He said when Killough came out of the house, he walked down the driveway carrying a shotgun at his side.
At one point, Killough yelled for police to shoot him in the forehead, according to the neighbor.
When police did not respond, the neighbor said Killough cocked his shotgun. That’s when the neighbor said he heard at least seven rounds fired.
Killough, who remains hospitalized to VCU Medial Center, was charged with seven counts of felonious assault on a police officer and one count of misdemeanor domestic assault.
No officers were injured.
Streets near the home were blocked off again Friday afternoon as firefighters and forensic units checked nearby homes for bullet holes.
One family in the neighborhood said they were away on Thanksgiving for the first time in 17 years. They were started to discover a bullet hole in the second floor of their home when they returned home.
The shooting disrupted the relative peace of the holiday for neighbors.
“I saw a lot of police cars. It was a little worrisome for a little while,” said neighbor Cindy Price says. “We knew something big was going on. We just stayed inside and stayed out of the way.”
Steve Neal, a security expert and former Chesterfield police officer, said law enforcement asses pressure filled hazards before making life or death split second decisions.
“One of the things that police have to think about is that this is a holiday weekend. You’ve got a lot of people in the neighborhood. You’ve got families inside their homes,” said Neal.
Neal said officers in similar scenarios aren’t only trying to protect neighbors but safeguard and contain the aggressive individual as well.
“Even though situations don’t go exactly as you would like it to, it is overwhelming that the police are very successful when they resolve these matters,” Neal said.
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