Men arrested for Colonial Heights shooting may be linked to other robberies

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- A 62-year-old man is recovering from a gunshot wound after being shot during a robbery outside his vehicle in the driveway of his Colonial Heights home.

Two suspects, 18-year-old Nicholas Colburne-Garrett and 20-year-old Derek Alphonso Jackson Jr., are behind bars.  They are charged with robbery, conspiracy and use of a firearm during a felony.

Colburne-Garrett has an additional charge of malicious wounding.

Police were called to the victim's home Monday evening after the man's wife dialed 911 to report the shooting.

At the time of the call to 911, a Colonial Heights Police Officer had the suspects car stopped at a near by Rite Aid on Jefferson Davis Highway. The office said the vehicle had sped past him as it exited the Sherwood Hills neighborhood.

Police say they have linked the pair to a robbery in early May, where a 93-year-old woman was followed home from the bank and her purse snatched as she was getting out of her car in her garage.

Colburne-Garrett and Jackson may also be connected to at least one crime in Chesterfield County.



  • manalishi

    Democrats again. We are over run with hope and change, tolerance, and byproducts of liberal plantations.

  • darrel

    no,you mean they shot someone and have done other crimes?wow,I thought for sure this shooting was their first and last crime ever.What a stupid headline and thought process.This is how our doj thinks.They only shot someone once,geez give them a break.idiots

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