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‘Persons of interest’ eyed in Chase City homicide

SoVaNow.com / January 25, 2017




Chase City police continue to investigate the Jan. 17 shooting death of a 25-year-old man found inside a vehicle on Boyd Street as a homicide.

According to Chase City Police Chief Jay Jordan, officers were dispatched to investigate a car crash in the 1000 block of N. Boyd Street around 6:42 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Arriving at the scene, officers found Dwight E. Tucker Jr. slumped over in the driver seat of his vehicle.

The Chase City Rescue Squad was called, and members performed life saving measures, but Tucker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police searched the area for suspects using the K-9 tracking dogs, but as of press time Tuesday, no arrests had been confirmed.

Tucker was “transported to the medical examiners office in Richmond for an autopsy, and we are treating this incident as a homicide,” Jordan said.

Chase City police have identified several “persons of interest” in connection with the murder, Jordan said.

On Wednesday, rumors flew through Chase City that an arrest had been made, but Jordan said that was tied to an unrelated incident.

He also could not say if there is a connection between the shooting of Tucker and the death of Michael Stewart, who was found dead from a single gunshot on Washington Street in October. Jordan said, “We have no motive so I cannot confirm” any link between the two.

Anyone with information on Tucker’s death is asked to contact the Chase City Police Department at (434) 372-4244 or Mecklenburg County Crime Solvers at (434) 738-6191.

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