CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—Shell casings found off a walking trail in
Brandermill are thought to be related to the
shooting death of 7-year-old Brendon Mackey.
The casings were recently discovered near the Deer Meadow neighborhood—outside
the search radius that Chesterfield Police had identified. While casings are
typically matched to guns, not bullets, police will test the casings to see if
they match the bullet that killed the young boy.
So far the Chesterfield Police have sent seven guns to the lab. Two have
been tested and cleared; five are being examined.
Mackey died just over two months ago, after being hit by a stray bullet on
the way to a fireworks show the night of July 4th. Police
canvassed the Brandermill area for weeks, but the boy's killer has yet to
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