Chesterfield man arrested in Southside motel triple shooting

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RICHMOND, Va. – A Chesterfield man has been arrested in connection with a July triple shooting inside a motel room in Richmond’s Southside.

Erik T. Bell, 28, of the 1600 block of Otterdale Road, has been charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Bell was taken into police custody Thursday, September 22.

Erik T. Bell

Erik T. Bell

Police said the shooting happened inside the Cloverleaf Inn located at 5456 Midlothian Turnpike on July 30.

Officers responded to the scene around 3 a.m. for a report of three people shot inside one of the rooms. They arrived to find two men and one woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

All three victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with further information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Mark Godwin at 804 646-5533 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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