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Police release description of Meadowdale shooting suspects

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- Chesterfield police released descriptions Friday of two suspects wanted in connection with a shooting that killed a former high school basketball star who went on to play in college.

Police were dispatched for a report of multiple shots fired around 12:43 a.m. Thursday in the 3300 block of Meadowdale Boulevard.

When officers arrived, police found two men who had been shot.

Twenty-three-year-old David Emmanuel-Sinclair Copeland, of the 3300 block of Meadowdale Boulevard, died at the scene.

Copeland was Chesterfield Community High School’s all-time leading scorer in basketball when he graduated in 2009, according to his former coach Toby Campbell.

Copeland went on to play basketball at Grambling State University. The university’s website indicated Copeland last played for Grambling during the 2011-2012 season.

Another victim was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released.

The first suspect is described as a black male, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and in his early 20s. He had a dark complexion and was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt and dark jeans.

The second suspect is described as a tall black male with a thin build who was in his early 20s. He had a light complexion and was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.


  • angel2

    Drugs, perhaps. And I wouldn’t move to C’field….unless someone bought me a nice 2-bedroom house, surrounded by an electric barbed wire fence with security guards and dogs. Oh….and I’d need a shotgun, too.

    • Belsma

      There are certain areas of Chesterfield that are worse than others, just like Henrico and so on. I live in Bon Air area and have not had issues since we moved back 9 years ago. Well, there was one when some kids took an iPod out of my husbands unlocked car.

    • Melissa

      I live in chesterfield, you a**. There’s nothing wrong with it. Of course there is the bad side which is south end of chesterfield. Northern Chesterfield is a nice area.

  • mbaker9105

    Just like any other parts of the metro counties that butt up against this out of control city. It spills over. Any city you have a large, under educated, drug ridden, non-family oriented, government dependent culture with corrupt administrations and little or no value for life will rot every time.

  • me

    Wonder if astute police have come up with a description, yet,
    for the suspect that robbed an 80 year old.
    Use to be the first thing asked to help find a suspect.
    Seems it would help the residents in the area be more aware of dangers/threats and assist police.
    Don’t understand the new Police MO but it routine now.
    Protecting the Public or the Perps?.

  • A friend

    Why would you assume it’s drugs. Because he was young and black. David was a good guy. I knew him. He was fun to be around and an all around good guy. They said it started off as an altercation but instead of them just fighting, these idiots pulled out guns. It’s sad that y’all can just jump to conclusions.

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