One man killed in suspected home invasion

Published 11:47 am Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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The Virginia State Police (VPS) is investigating a shooting involving the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office that occurred Monday, March 16, around 1:30 a.m.

According to a release from VSP on Sunday, March 15, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office received information about a possible home invasion that was to take place overnight at a residence on Skipwith Road in Chase City.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, March 16, sheriff’s office personnel went to the residence, where they encountered four male suspects. As deputies initiated contact, the suspects fired at the deputies and deputies returned fire.

“There is one confirmed fatality, a second individual was injured, and four people have been arrested in connection with the early-morning incident. No law enforcement was injured in the incident,” the release stated.

One of the four male suspects died at the scene.

A second male suspect was flown to VCU Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

According to VSP the two other suspects fled the scene on foot and were apprehended a short distance away by sheriff’s office personnel and state police.

Jonathan T. Watson, 20, of Chase City; Jack M. Heverin, 20; Virgilina Zaquan; D. Meadows, 18, of South Boston; and Emily Spencer, 24, of Richmond have each been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

The release stated the investigation is still ongoing.