Nov. 2, 2022
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Police have released surveillance video in relation to a fatal shooting that occurred in the 14000 block of North Carriage Lane at about 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.
On Monday, police responded to a reported shooting; upon arrival, officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Life-saving measures were attempted by responding officers, but the man, identified as Robert C. Ashburn, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this point, the investigation indicates Ashburn, of the 14000 block of North Carriage Lane, left his residence to head to work shortly before 3:30 a.m. Once outside, he saw an unknown suspect going through his girlfriend's unlocked vehicle. Ashburn confronted the suspect and was shot. The suspect fled the area on foot.
A surveillance camera in the area captured video of the suspect rummaging through the vehicle; the vehicle is visible in the upper left corner of the video. On the video, the suspect and Ashburn can be heard speaking before the shooting. In the recording, the suspect can be heard saying: "Bro, stop. Bro, stop, bro. Bro, stop, bro." The suspect's voice is the louder of the two voices; the quieter voice is that of Ashburn.
Police urge anyone with information about this shooting and/or the identity of the suspect to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.
The video is available at https://www.facebook.com/ccpdva/