Release from the Petersburg Police Department:
Petersburg Bureau of Police responded to a call shortly before 8:30 Friday morning regarding a man with a self inflicted gunshot wound at the Knights Inn located at 622 E. Wythe Street. Emergency crews evacuated Edward Jones, a 51 year old resident of Petersburg to VCU Medical Center via medflight where he died several hours later from his injury.
Forensic evidence negated the initial cause of injury and Petersburg detectives developed a case for murder including a suspect. Around 5:00 pm, police arrested Dominic Greenwood, 29 years old, of Petersburg. He is charged with 1st degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Neither were registered hotel guest.
The case continues and anyone with information is encouraged to anonymously call Petersburg Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 861-1212 or text tips via telephone using the keyword “PDCASH” followed by the information and sending it to 274637.