CRIME OF THE WEEK

CASE 1943
Cold Case homicide

CONTRIBUTED BY: Police Spec. Ron Coombs 
September 27, 2021

On Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at about 10:57 p.m., Chesterfield police were called to a shooting at the Econo Lodge at 2310 Indian Hill Road. Upon arrival, officers found the clerk, Jerry Vadal Colyer, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Police said the suspect entered the lobby of the hotel, displayed a handgun and demanded money. Jerry complied with the suspect's demands but was shot and killed anyway. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a red, long-sleeved hooded sweatshirt, a red brimmed hat, jeans, dark-colored shoes, and a dark-colored belt. He fled the area on foot toward Woods Edge Road. Detectives believe the suspect in this case to be part of a group that was committing robberies in the area during the same time period.

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