Man arrested after cops find victim shot on motel’s second-floor walkway

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) — Police arrested a man late Friday in connection with a homicide Friday morning shooting at a Peterbsurg motel.

Petersburg police were called to Knights Inn at the intersection of South Crater Road and East Wythe Street around 8:20 a.m. for what they originally believed was a suicide.

The manager of the motel told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil that a woman ran into the office saying someone had been shot.

Officers discovered 51-year-old Edward Jones lying on the motel’s second-floor walkway suffering from a gunshot wound and bleeding profusely.

During the investigation, forensic evidence pointed suggested that the gunshot wound was not self inflicted.

The victim was rushed to Southside Regional Medical Center and then flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond where he later died.

Police arrested 29-year-old Dominic Greenwood of Petersburg around 5 p.m. Greenwood was charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

If you have information that could help police, call Petersburg Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

8 comments

      • Manalishi.

        Poor David still defending democrats. I hope your blister goes away soon, Kinda looks like it burns.

      • Manalishi.

        manafoolish? You blew it again, princess. Your destructive obsessions with racism seem to cloud your grammar. However, “democrat” and “racist” do fit in the same sentence rather well. Interesting notion.

  • reeltime

    In 2012 (latest figures available) Petersburg had a murder rate of 15.3 per 100,000 population. The national average is 4.8. that is a 10.5 difference, quite a bit I would say

    • Manalishi.

      Old town is a wonderful place to go. Enjoy great diverse food, fun & cultures. Everywhere else is a crime ridden democrat plantation that is useless as part of any society. Horrific schools, highest taxes, municipal fraud, nepotism, and malfeasance is the standard. Let’s not forget, of course, the dead people, the beat downs, theft, ect,ect.

      Stick to old town where private enterprise and historical tax credits were handled by individuals, not petersburg.

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