No indictments in Dawson shooting

No indictments in Dawson shooting

The investigation into a March 28 officer-related shooting—which is connected to the shootings on I-64—has been concluded, Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford announced today, and no charges will be filed.

At around 4:38am on March 28, the State Police Tactical team and the Albemarle County Tactical Unit executed a search warrant at 6740 Yonder Hill Rd. in Crozet, where Slade Allen Woodson—the 19-year-old charged with 17 felony counts in connection to the shootings on I-64—and his underage companion were believed to be staying.

After identifying themselves multiple times, the teams entered the home and found Edgar Dawson holding a revolver. Afraid he would shoot, Albemarle County Officer Michael Easton fired two shots. Dawson suffered chest and arm wounds and was taken to UVA Hospital. Though Dawson’s gun also discharged during the incident, Officer Easton was not injured.

Lunsford has decided, after reviewing the facts of the investigation, not to seek indictments against Dawson or Easton.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford will not pursue charges in the Crozet shooting connected to the apprehension of alleged I-64 shooter Slade Allen Woodson, above.