CRIME OF THE WEEK
Brendon Mackey Shooting
CONTRIBUTED BY: Det. Elwood L. Baldwin Jr.
July 03, 2023
On July 4, 2013, the Chesterfield County community was stunned and saddened by the loss of 7-year-old Brendon Mackey. Brendon and his father were attending the annual fireworks display at Swift Creek Reservoir when Brendon was struck by a bullet while walking in front of the Boathouse Restaurant. Police believe the bullet that struck Brendon was fired randomly into the air. Since this tragic event, Brendon's Law was enacted making the act of celebratory gunfire resulting in injury a felony.