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Numerous complaints, police calls at Tobacco Factory Apts.

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–Richmond police have responded to numerous calls for service at 700 Stockton Street, the same location where two men, brothers, were shot and killed over dog waste inside the Tobacco Factory apartments.

All the calls are listed in an 18-page report of calls for service; from disorderly conduct to breaking and entering to trespassing.

“In our lease, it says if you’re causing disturbances, they can terminate your lease. But they don’t ever do that,” Martha Winston, tenant, said.

CBS 6 got a list of the complaint calls from April 19th,  the day after the deadly apartment shooting, up to August 20th. 

According to tenants who live here, other problems still exist.  Courtney Brown said he’s seen dog feces and urine in the hallways.

“You can see it every day,” said Courtney Brown. “ It’s nasty…disgusting.”

We showed other tenants the laundry list of complaint calls.

“You see the same people out with police,” said Winston.  “And management doesn’t do anything about it.” 
 
CBS 6 took the complaints to management for their response. 

A man at the front desk said the person who I wanted to speak with wasn’t there.

“We are in negotiations with the management over at those apartments and they’re talking about having off duty officers there,” said Capt. Sybil El-Amin, 1st Precinct Commander. 

El-Amin said management hired off-duty officers before, but she couldn’t say when or for how long.

But she believes if they were hired, that deadly shooting may have been prevented.

“I would think that a person would be less likely to shoot at someone with the officer standing right there,” said Capt. El-Amin.

El-Amin told CBS 6 that people living at the Tobacco Factory apartments should remain vigilant by calling police. 

She said they’re working with management to have those off-duty officers in place by late September.

CBS 6 made repeated attempts to reach management of the apartment building, but no one has returned our calls.

Stay with CBS 6 for updates.

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