Fredericksburg police seek person of interest after fatal shooting

WASHINGTON — Police in Fredericksburg are asking for the public’s help in finding a person of interest related to a fatal shooting that happened Saturday night.

Cortez Antonio Mills, 34. (Courtesy Fredericksburg Police Dept.)

Cortez Antonio Mills, 34, from Milford, Virginia, is a person of interest in the shooting that happened around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Police say they responded to a call of shots fired in 300 block of Palmer Street.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a car that hit a pole. Officers discovered a woman with a fatal gunshot wound in the driver’s seat.

The victim was identified as 26-year-old Antoinette Anne Beverly.

In a news release, police describe Mills as Beverly’s boyfriend.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fredericksburg Police at 540-373-3122. To make an anonymous tip, send a text to “847-411” and text “FPDtip” followed by your tip.

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