Today at approximately 8:22 a.m. the Richmond Police Department received a call from a female who reported a domestic dispute that had occurred with a known male inside the residence at 3919 Moss Side Ave. The female had left the house but the male, Matthew D. Walton, 27, of the same address, was reportedly still inside and believed to be armed.
Richmond Police negotiators and SWAT Team responded to the incident. After securing the immediate area the negotiators attempted to make contact. After several attempts to contact Walton he complied with SWAT units and emerged from the house at around 1 p.m.
He has been charged with domestic assault and abduction. He will also be charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
The Department’s specialized units were staged on several streets in the area, including Moss Side Ave., Akron St. and Rex Ave., closing them to traffic.
Contact: James Mercante
Richmond Police Department