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Suspect at large following deadly shooting at Safco Products warehouse

Police responded around 2:20 p.m. and found one victim with a gunshot wound.

WINDSOR, Va. — A man was shot at a Safco Products warehouse in Windsor on Thursday afternoon, officials say.

The Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office said they, along with the Town of Windsor Police, responded to 12400 Safco Way around 2:20 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, deputies found 26-year-old Rakim Breeden who had been shot.

"There was some type of altercation that took place between those two individuals inside the warehouse. There was a secondary altercation that took place and then ultimately that led to Thomas retrieving a handgun from his car," said Captain Tommy Potter with the Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office.

First responders were transporting Breeden to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, but he died on the way.

Deputies headed to Eagle Harbor Apartment to search for the suspect, 23-year-old Preston Kyle Thomas, after they saw his vehicle leave the scene.

When officials arrived at the apartment complex, they worked with Virginia State Police to search the building and determined that Thomas was not there.

The Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office is now looking for Thomas, saying he is considered armed and dangerous.

They have a felony warrant for murder on file for Thomas and said more charges are expected.

Potter said they don't believe the two men knew each other before the shooting. Both were working for a temp agency at the Safeco warehouse.

However, the sheriff's office is aware of Thomas' criminal history.

"It's somewhat of a violent criminal history. Our contacts with him in the past have been partially dealing with firearms and partially dealing with other types of domestic situations," says Potter.

He also says Thomas has ties to the Newport News and Hampton area, so he's asking people there to keep an eye out for their suspect.

If you have any information regarding this shooting, contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. 

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