Police were looking for Chesterfield husband before he killed his wife

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - Chesterfield Police were looking Terrell D. Davidson in the hours before he shot and killed his wife Nequia S. Davidson, Chesterfield Police Capt. Chris Hensley told Lorenzo Hall Monday.

Terrell Davidson, 38, killed himself after shooting his wife inside her car Sunday night, Hensley said.

The couple had a troubled relationship, according to police. So much so, police filed an emergency protective order in December against Terrell on behalf of his 39-year-old wife.

Police were looking for Terrell Saturday night when he called 911 to report that he'd shot and killed Nequia and was about to kill himself.

When police arrived to the 1200 block of Mason Ave. in Chester around 9:30 p.m, they found both bodies in Nequia's car.

Terrell used his vehicle to drive Nequia's car off Mason Ave. and into a ditch, police said.

He then got out of his vehicle, got into Nequia's car and shot her.

When asked why police sought the protective order in December, Capt. Hensley would not go into detail, but mentioned when they were called to the Davidson's home in the past, they saw enough to believe a protective order was necessary.

Nequia Davidson in April 2013.

Nequia Davidson in April 2013.

CBS 6 interviewed Nequia Davidson in April 2013 when she grew concerned that her college age son was missing.

Her son later turned up unharmed.

During that interview, Davidson said they were a military family and that her son was attending college in Chicago using his stepfather’s G-I bill to go to the prestigious school.

A spokesman for Fort Lee said Terrell Davidson entered active duty in 1993 as an Automated Logistical Specialist and came to Fort Lee two years ago as an instructor/writer.

"Davidson deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and Iraq in 2003, 2004 and 2008," Fort Lee Director of Public Affairs Sharon Mulligan wrote. "

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbons, Combat Action Badge and Air Assault."

The military is doing "everything it can" to support the Davidson family, Mulligan said.

"We’ve been friends for years,” Shalisa Borden said. Borden said she was Nequia's best friend.   She said a protective order was filed against Terrell  Davidson Friday.

She said she was aware domestic assault warrants against Terrell were on file, but said her fears for her friend were realized when she got a phone call from police early Monday.

"I got to pray about it,” Borden said.  “Nequia was all about having faith in God.  She prayed and believed, so I'm taking part of that with me."


  • Allan from Ashland

    I don’t get it. He used his vehicle to push her vehicle into a ditch, then he got into her vehicle and shot her and then shot himself. Why go through the vehicle pushing thing? Is it safe to assume that he had this murder/suicide all planned in advance?

    • sw

      @Allan I take it he waited for her to leave the house and he rammed her car and made her go into the ditch so he could get into her car and kill her. He probably thought he would have a hard time getting into her house before she could get the police there.

    • sw

      Unfortunately protective orders are really only good for one thing and that is to protect you from prosecution if you have to kill the person you have the protective order against. If you have proof you were being threatened and you kill them it is much easier to claim self defense.

  • Yawanna be

    Protective orders are not taken seriously by the abuser because it’s just a misdemeanor and they will be released on the re-continence. When you file a protective order it only infuriate the aggressor so when they are released in a few hours they come harder for you. I’m not saying don’t file one cause at least it let someone know who is after you.

  • Terri Young

    I recently graduated AIT from Ft Lee and 1st SGT Davidson was my 1st SGT. I am in complete shock about this. You never know what will happen in somebody’s life. God Bless them and God bless their family.

  • red

    I remember him as SFC Davidson. Back in the 54th, not gonna lie he knew his stuff but he was a dick. He needed to be in order to not get called in every weekend cause we did something stupid.

  • King

    I knew 1SG Davidson was crazy, but never thought he was anywhere near this crazy. Prayers up for his family & friends.

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    • Robert

      Hmmm….by your comment i can assume that you have or never will serve in the Armed Forces, with that being said your statement is ignorant because you past judgement on the entire military based off one incident. The military is comprised of individuals from all walks of life and you never know what people are going thru in their personal life. So before you talk about military personnel walk a mile in our shoes!

  • Amanda Russell

    I am so shocked by this news. They were both wonderful friends and mentors to me and my family while stationed in Germany back in 2002-2004…They were a beautiful couple and wonderful individuals as well. It is heartbreaking to see ravages of war/stress inflicted upon so many military families. We have to do more. I just cant believe it. May God cover the Davidson family in their time of such devastating loss.

  • Adrianna Spriggs

    I feel so bad he had just became my new first Sargent when I was getting ready to graduate AIT at Fort Lee this past Nov. he seemed okay a little spooky cause of being first Ssg but okay.

  • Natasha Neil

    I met the Davidsons a few years back attended a BBQ with them I was in utter shock to read this. As military families we know a different level of stress out life requires a strong hold in our faiths, sometimes I guess even that isn’t enough Nequia was a beautifully spirited woman funny and full of love I’m so sorry for the loss of both lives my God keep and comfort this family

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