Monday, April 5, 2010

Violent Domestic Barricade

The Richmond Police Department was involved in a violent domestic barricade event over the weekend.

Officers responded at 7:49 p.m., April 3rd to a call for service in the 5600 block of Limestone Drive. A second call for service came in shortly after that as “shots fired” at the same address. A victim was located outside the residence with a non-life threatening stab wound. He was transported to VCU Medical Center.

Officers determined the suspect, the brother of the victim, was still inside the residence. He refused commands to come out. A perimeter was established and the SWAT team was activated.
The SWAT team made entry at 12:10 a.m., April 4th and arrested the suspect, Samuel Lydell Morton, 42, 5600 block of Limestone Drive, without incident. He was charged with malicious wounding and served with three outstanding warrants. Other charges are pending.

Morton was treated for a laceration he received during the fight with his brother.