Henrico dad remembered as a family man

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Stephen Powell was a family man, his wife Ashley said.

“All he wanted to do was love his children and family,” she said. “He was everything to me.”

Photo courtesy of WTVR

Powell, 33, of Beaver Road in Henrico, was found dead in a car parked near Hanover and Nine Mile road Sunday night, according to CBS 6. 

Police found Powell’s body after officers were called to the eastern Henrico scene to investigate a shooting.

Police later arrested 23-year-old Branden Dalay and charged the North Chesterfield man with 2nd Degree Murder.

Stephen Powell (Photo courtesy of WTVR)

Dalay was arrested around 3:45 a.m. Monday following following a pursuit that shutdown Interstate 64 in Short Pump for several hours.

While police investigate the circumstances surrounding Powell’s death, his family is struggling to understand why he was targeted.

Police have not yet confirmed that detail.

“He absolutely loved his wife, children, family, and football,” Ashley said about the father of five.

This is a developing story.