Prince George Police Pursuing Suspect in Double Homicide - wtvr

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The Prince George County Sherriff's Office has confirmed a double homicide in their locality early this morning.
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concerned neighbor

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this is a real surprise, considering how this all took place this am and my children are waiting for the school bus to pick them up, here i am wondering where this person is and will they harm anyone else...so i packed up my children and put them safely inside hoping and praying that this person would be caught within a reasonable amount of safety time....thank god for prince george's finest and the local state police...thanks so much for everything to keep our families safe!!!!!!!!!! Great job !!!
Tami McDole

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May 7, 2010
 
I want to know what time North Elementary got the notice to lock down the school. My Grandbaby is a third grader there, and we live on Old Stage Road. Mr. Covil stated in the noon report on television that buses were "pulled" for the safety of the children. I know for a fact that my Granddaughters' bus wasn't "pulled" as she rode it to school. My Daughter received her automated emergency phone call notifying her of the lockdown at 10:13 a.m. this morning.
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Hey Tami, I was taking my son to Harrison at 8:35 and they said go back home for a little while. Then as I was about to get in the car they said ok they caught him it's safe now. Then i went to Food Lion and on the way home about 9:10 my cell got the message from school telling what was going on. Then as Im going down Pole Run I see a beige chevy 4-door in a field with lots of police cars and cbs truck. So I think that school messenger was a little late calling. Plus all the buses were at the school and continuing to pull in when we got there, just sitting there for a few mins,
Concerned citizen

Petersburg, VA

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May 7, 2010
 
Prince George Dispatch notified the schools of the situation at around 830am when the chase took place. Thats about all I know but that they did their best to keep everyone else safe.
Tami McDole

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May 7, 2010
 
Jen wrote:
Hey Tami, I was taking my son to Harrison at 8:35 and they said go back home for a little while. Then as I was about to get in the car they said ok they caught him it's safe now. Then i went to Food Lion and on the way home about 9:10 my cell got the message from school telling what was going on. Then as Im going down Pole Run I see a beige chevy 4-door in a field with lots of police cars and cbs truck. So I think that school messenger was a little late calling. Plus all the buses were at the school and continuing to pull in when we got there, just sitting there for a few mins,
Hey Jen, & Concerned Citizen, it just makes me wonder sometimes. Thanks for the info. Had my Daughter (the Parent) known sooner, she could have made an informed decision instead of it being left up to someone else. I'm just Nana, LOL.
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I think the County of PG did the best they could to apprehend this person. It doesn't matter what time what happened and who was notified at what time. They were in an emergency situation and probably couldn't notify every single person about this. Think of back in the day when we did not have this technology to notify everyone. Good Job PG police officers!
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May 7, 2010
 
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I think the County of PG did the best they could to apprehend this person. It doesn't matter what time what happened and who was notified at what time. They were in an emergency situation and probably couldn't notify every single person about this. Think of back in the day when we did not have this technology to notify everyone. Good Job PG police officers!
I have no doubt in my mind that the Prince George Did their best, as they are the best. My concern was the school was notified at 8:30 a.m. of the notice to lockdown the school. Why did it take almost 2 hours after that for my Daughter to be notified. This emergency system that is in place, takes a matter of minutes to implement. It does not notify on an individual basis, it's done on a mass notification.
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May 7, 2010
 
PG Citizen wrote:
I think the County of PG did the best they could to apprehend this person. It doesn't matter what time what happened and who was notified at what time. They were in an emergency situation and probably couldn't notify every single person about this. Think of back in the day when we did not have this technology to notify everyone. Good Job PG police officers!
thank you prince george police, transportation and the schools that went into lockdown for doing everything you could to keep our citizens and childern safe. you all did an excellenct job. well done!!!
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As the mother of two elementary aged children that attend Prince George County Public Schools and as a teacher I am pleased at the way PG Schools conducted themselves. Please keep in mind that the school messenger has thousands of parents to contact. It can take quite some time to notify all parents/guardians. The first school messenger calls were indeed put out prior to 10am. First and foremost, administrators and their staff have an obligation to their students. The safety and well-being of students is put above all else in a crisis situation. Speaking as a parent...I wouldn't want it any other way.
Tami McDole

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May 7, 2010
 
The school did the right thing by the lockdown. The Prince George Police Department did an excellent job. Thank You both. I just wanted to know why it took so long for my Daughter to be notified of the lockdown.
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May 7, 2010
 
I have a scanner, I was listening to this unfold at 4am. Around 6 am they had no idea where this guy was, it was difficult for them to get the correct information on the vehicle they were looking for. Trust me they were looking at every white or grey truck on every county road, they had Hopewell covering all paths of exit from the county, they were doing all they could with the information they had. This had been going on for over four hours, they could not have known they would come upon him as school was letting in. If the schools had sent that alert as soon as they got it I think it would have created chaos on the roads and at the schools. I think the PGPD and the schools did an excellent job all the way around. Any other jurisdiction the shooter would have been long gone.
Great job PG
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May 7, 2010
 
PG Citizen wrote:
I think the County of PG did the best they could to apprehend this person. It doesn't matter what time what happened and who was notified at what time. They were in an emergency situation and probably couldn't notify every single person about this. Think of back in the day when we did not have this technology to notify everyone. Good Job PG police officers!
funny thing is the suspect was cruising around Hopewell for more than 3 hours . Prince George was concerned or relieved ? That this guy wasn't riding around their county anymore and just maybe he would be apprehended somewhere else . I understand that Hopewell is an independent city but it is still in Prince George County .
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I have a scanner, I was listening to this unfold at 4am. Around 6 am they had no idea where this guy was, it was difficult for them to get the correct information on the vehicle they were looking for. Trust me they were looking at every white or grey truck on every county road, they had Hopewell covering all paths of exit from the county, they were doing all they could with the information they had. This had been going on for over four hours, they could not have known they would come upon him as school was letting in. If the schools had sent that alert as soon as they got it I think it would have created chaos on the roads and at the schools. I think the PGPD and the schools did an excellent job all the way around. Any other jurisdiction the shooter would have been long gone.
Great job PG
Potential Victim 3 was sitting in the back of the police car , when the police were walking towards the home and the suspect was calmly driving away . lol . And then he had time to disappear . When you have a police force that's constantly attempting to put a roadblock on one end of the county at any given time , there is going to be areas that can't be serviced in a timely fashion . Being that this guy was thought to be in the woods , they got lucky that he wanted to just take a ride , instead of cracking that rifle a little more , all the while , under the cover of darkness . Could have been a massacre , bagpipes ,bugles and 21 gun salutes . Just a bull crap azz scenario .
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<quoted text> Potential Victim 3 was sitting in the back of the police car , when the police were walking towards the home and the suspect was calmly driving away . lol . And then he had time to disappear . When you have a police force that's constantly attempting to put a roadblock on one end of the county at any given time , there is going to be areas that can't be serviced in a timely fashion . Being that this guy was thought to be in the woods , they got lucky that he wanted to just take a ride , instead of cracking that rifle a little more , all the while , under the cover of darkness . Could have been a massacre , bagpipes ,bugles and 21 gun salutes . Just a bull crap azz scenario .
Not true, they were looking for the vehicle before police ever got to the home, potential victim number 3 was most likely on his cell phone with dispatch at this time, when police got to the home and discovered those bodies that guy was gone and PG and Hopewell were already looking for him.

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<quoted text> funny thing is the suspect was cruising around Hopewell for more than 3 hours . Prince George was concerned or relieved ? That this guy wasn't riding around their county anymore and just maybe he would be apprehended somewhere else . I understand that Hopewell is an independent city but it is still in Prince George County .
Hopewell is NOT in Prince George County
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May 7, 2010
 
I'm not trying to start any arguments here. I was just trying to find out why it took the school so long to put out the emergency phone calls. In my opinion had the citizens been notified weather it be by the emergency notification line, or the local news, had THEY been immediately informed, the parents could have made their own decision to send their child or children to school instead of the decision being left in the hands of others. There would have been no chaos on the roads, as the Children would've been safe at home. I'm not knocking our Police Force or the School that my Grand daughter attends...I just feel that it could've been handled differently...This is just my opinion...Maybe, God forbid, decisions will be made differently next time.
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Hopewell is NOT in Prince George County
Okay . Only the Bureau of Economic Analysis combines Hopewell with Prince George County for statistical purposes . Although Prince George County completely surrounds Hopewell independent city .
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Not true, they were looking for the vehicle before police ever got to the home, potential victim number 3 was most likely on his cell phone with dispatch at this time, when police got to the home and discovered those bodies that guy was gone and PG and Hopewell were already looking for him.
They couldn't find the proper home prior to victim 3 walking out to the road ; which was approx 1200 to 1700 yards from the home . And once they picked him up and went to a store to get their weapons and selves together did they return to the proper driveway of which they left victim 3 in the back of one of the cruisers . After officers walked past another path in the woods headed towards the home , did the suspect ride past the parked cruisers with victim 3 in the rear of one .
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May 7, 2010
 
Enough already we have two young men whom have lost their lives at the hands of someone else! There is no giving back a life once you take it. Why keep discussing what time PG did what none of your kids were hurt, these young men are
DEAD a permanent thing! Their families can never see, feel, or hug them ever again. People try start having some compassion in your heart and post something for the victims families who I know probably still don't have a clue to what really took place in the wee hours of the morning. I am really saddened by this tragedy and I pray for this family. No one, no matter who you are or what you have is immune from death, think about that....
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Tami McDole wrote:
I'm not trying to start any arguments here. I was just trying to find out why it took the school so long to put out the emergency phone calls. In my opinion had the citizens been notified weather it be by the emergency notification line, or the local news, had THEY been immediately informed, the parents could have made their own decision to send their child or children to school instead of the decision being left in the hands of others. There would have been no chaos on the roads, as the Children would've been safe at home. I'm not knocking our Police Force or the School that my Grand daughter attends...I just feel that it could've been handled differently...This is just my opinion...Maybe, God forbid, decisions will be made differently next time.
True . Since they were aware of this problem @ 4 a.m . And they obviously had no idea where he nor the truck was located to make the assumption that the buses were never in jeopardy . Eventhough , he was able to leave P.G as well as return ....guess they weren't looking for him to be going into P.G , just leaving , huh ?

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