UPDATE: Cops nab Monday morning homicide suspect
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -UPDATED AT 9:42 P.M.
An arrest has been made in the Monday morning homicide that occurred in the Swansboro West neighborhood.
Demione Antione Stevens, 30, of the 2300 block of Halifax Avenue, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Police said that Stevens had been reported fleeing the scene.
Even though an arrest has been made, Richmond Police detectives are asking anyone with additional information about this murder to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Tips also can be sent via text to Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
Richmond police are investigating a shooting death in South Richmond after they arrived to check on a car crash.
Police received a call for a two-vehicle crash on Larchmont Lane in South Richmond shortly after 11 a.m. Monday.
When officers got there minutes later, they found a person with a gunshot wound on scene. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
RPD has not identified any suspects in this case, but investigators say they do not believe this was a random act.
High ranking police officials tell CBS 6 that the victim was actually shot while driving one of the vehicles involved in the accident.
According to that source, the car then hit an SUV, which was parked on the side of the road.
Leroy Anderson says the person who was shot to death is his son, 33-year-old Terrell Anderson.
“I pray that God gives us the strength to go through this,” Anderson said.
For a man whose son just got gunned down, Anderson says the calm he feels comes from forgiveness: forgiveness for the person who killed his son.
“But they have to pay for what they done. They have to go through the judicial system,” Anderson said. “I’m not going to paint a pretty picture about my son, and sometimes our past catch up to our future, and it roll on into the present.”
Anderson says his son leaves behind two young children.
As the police work towards finding the killer, .Anderson wants the circumstances of his son’s death to serve as a lesson for those who knew Terrell.
“Don’t go back…don’t go back to the same thing you doing,” Anderson said.
Richmond police are still investigating the homicide.