Jan. 14, 2021
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield Police continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 3 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.
At about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, police responded to a residence in the 17100 block of Lansmill Drive to serve warrants for violating a protective order on a known adult male suspect. The suspect, identified as Jeffrey D. Kite, 36, refused to come out of the home; an adult female was also in the residence. Police obtained a search warrant for the residence to locate Kite, as well as additional arrest warrants for him for stalking and violation of a protective order.
After several hours of negotiation with officers, the female came out of the residence at about 9 p.m. on Jan. 13. At that point, Kite, who lived in the residence, stopped communicating with police. For the next several hours, officers used an array of technological resources to attempt to reestablish contact with Kite and avoid a violent encounter. These efforts were unsuccessful.
At about 2:57 a.m. on Jan. 14, after nearly 11 hours on scene, officers entered the residence to execute the search and arrest warrants. During the search, officers discovered a storage area where Kite was hiding. He immediately produced a weapon and fired shots at police. Police returned fire, striking Kite, who was later pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police continue their investigation into this incident. Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.