Man killed in Stafford County convenience store shooting, suspect on loose, police say

The Stafford County Sheriff's Office is looking for the man who police say fatally shot a 24-year-old father of three at a convenience store gas pump early Sunday morning.

Investigators responded to the scene at Exxon/Mr. B's Market and Deli on Warrenton Road around 12:20 a.m.

When they arrived, investigators learned that the suspect had shot the victim, now identified as Chaquil Dailey of Stafford Count and took off in a black four-door Nissan sedan.

Dailey was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Dailey's family, who is now planning a funeral instead of Thanksgiving festivities say that the 24-year-old was a father of a six-year-old and three-year-old twins.

The family says he lived around the corner from the convenience store and gas station where he was fatally shot, and was known by everyone who worked there.

"Stafford County does not have many homicides a year, less than a handful. This is certainly not an everyday occurrence. And when something like this happens, community members are rattled," said Amanda Vicinanzo with Stafford County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect was described as a 20 to 30-year-old black male with short hair. During the incident, he was reportedly wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and black and white shoes.

"We have a great working relationship with the community and we really rely on them in incidents like this so we are really asking anyone with information to come forward," said Vicinanzo.

If you have any information that might help investigators, call (540) 658-4400.