Richmond Police Department
Email Advisory 1/6/2012
Arrest Made in Shooting of Child
The Richmond Police Department has arrested two people that are connected to the shooting of a three-year old boy today.
Antwoine Mealey, 21, of the 1500 block of North 20th Street, the father of the victim, was arrested and charged with felony child neglect resulting in injury. His photo is attached.
Tyrell Mealey, 19, of the 1500 block of North 20th Street, the uncle of the victim, was arrested outside the residence where the incident occurred and has been charged with obstruction of justice.
This afternoon at approximately 3:15 p.m., the boy, suffering from a gunshot wound, was driven to VCU Medical Center in a private vehicle. Medical staff alerted police. The wound was considered life threatening but after surgery the victim is now listed in critical but stable condition.
Detectives responded to 1516 N. 20th St. and began the investigation. They soon concluded that the child was shot while inside the residence.
The Department forensics team conducted a search of the residence and removed evidence at the scene.
The vehicle that transported the child to the Medical Center was impounded and will be processed as part of the investigation.
Anyone who has any information on this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.