Suspect sought after ‘domestic’ shooting in QVC parking lot

Published 7:55 am Friday, May 27, 2022

Editor’s note: This article was updated at 9:30 a.m. Friday to clarify that the shooting occurred in the parking lot of the QVC Distribution Center. It was updated again at 3:15 p.m. to add that police had located the suspect’s vehicle.

Suffolk police are looking for a Franklin man suspected of shooting another man early Friday morning in the parking lot of the QVC Distribution Center off U.S. 460. The victim’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The suspect, Alvin Edward Sears Jr., was last seen driving a black Dodge Durango with Virginia license plate UEV-7984. On Friday afternoon, police said they had located the vehicle but not Sears. He has outstanding warrants for aggravated malicious wounding, possession of firearm by convicted felon, use of firearm in commission of felony, shooting at occupied vehicle, violating protective order possession of firearm while subject to protective order and discharging firearm in a public place resulting in injury. 


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Police responded to the shooting at 2:56 a.m. 

Police said the suspect and victim “are known to each other,” and a news release referred to the incident as a “domestic related shooting.”

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.     

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police or the Suffolk Crime Line.  To submit online, go to, visit the Suffolk Police Department website ( and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at You can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5. 

A person who submits a tip will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access reward information.