Friday, September 17, 2010

2nd Chamberlayne Murder Suspect in Custody

Within 24 hours of the fatal shooting, thanks to the diligent work of Richmond Police detectives and numerous tips from community residents, both men wanted in the Chamberlayne Avenue murder are now in custody.

Lamar Elais Defairia was arrested shortly after 4:30 p.m. by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at the intersection of Chamberlayne Avenue and Watkins Street, about a block from the scene of the murder.

Rashaan Tigean Williams surrendered at Police Headquarters earlier this afternoon.

Both men are suspects in the Sept. 16 fatal shooting of Lawrence Andre Sykes in the 4800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.

The Richmond Police Department thanks the many residents who contacted detectives concerning this murder and our media partners for publicizing the information on both suspects during the manhunt.