Hanover, Va. – On Monday, May 2, 2022, at approximately 6:09 p.m., deputies responded to the Montpelier Shoppes in the 16000 block of Mountain Road for a report of an adult male lying unconscious on the ground next to a vehicle.
Once on scene, deputies located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The gun was located next to the body. Lifesaving measures were attempted but were ultimately unsuccessful.
The adult male has been identified as John Slaw, 81, of Montpelier.
Investigators continue to look into the moments leading up to this incident and are currently not seeking any suspects in this case. We continue to work with the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the official cause of death.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of John Slaw during this difficult time.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.