CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A shooting suspect has eluded police after a four hour long police standoff at a Chesterfield County home, according to police. The standoff occurred in 20200 block of Gandy Avenue in South Chesterfield Wednesday evening. Neighbors reported seeing the large police presence just before 5 p.m.
Police said the suspect Christopher John Jones, who lives at the home, is wanted by Petersburg Police for four counts of attempted malicious wounding. Jones, 26, is described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weights about 165 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Jones was last seen wearing all black clothing.
Jones was holed up in the home for hours, but escaped when police entered to get his grandmother out of the home. Police believe Jones snuck out the back door. The grandmother was unharmed.
Police said the incident started when Jones was spotted in the neighborhood by an officer around 1:20 p.m. Officers gave chase and the suspect was last seen going into a residence. Officers were unable to make contact with Jones and additional police resources, including the SWAT and Negotiations teams, were called to the residence.
Jones is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact Chesterfield police at 804-748-1251, Petersburg Police at 804-732-4222, Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or text the code "WATSON" with the tip and send to 274637 (CRIMES) or Petersburg Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.
In a separate incident, there was a police standoff about a mile and a half away on Wilcox St. Police sources tell CBS 6 a Richmond shooting suspect was apprehended in an attic by U.S Marshall's.
WTVR CBS 6 News has a crew on the scene. Watch CBS 6 News at 11 p.m. and check back with WTVR.com for updates.