Richmond Police detectives have been working around the clock to gather information, track down suspects and make significant progress in several recent acts of violence in the city.
“We want the citizens of
to know that these crimes aren’t
random, and that investigators are making good progress in terms of identifying
and finding the people responsible,” Major
Crimes Major Steve Drew said. Richmond
“Members of the community can rest assured that we know who committed these crimes and are in the process of arresting and charging these individuals.”
Because all of these cases are ongoing, detectives can’t go into specifics, but can release the following information to inform the public:
· Regarding the April 5 homicide of Keona Johnson, 17, in the 3900 block of
Old Brook Road,
investigators have identified the people involved and they are in custody on
unrelated charges. Investigators believe at least two people were involved and
are not looking for anyone else.
· Regarding last night’s double shooting in the 3900 block of
detectives believe this was an isolated incident and have identified all of the
individuals involved. Charges are pending once detectives are able to speak
with the victims who are still recovering at the hospital.
· Regarding the April 14 homicide of Aliza Allen, 48, in the 1900 block of
detectives believe she was an innocent bystander who was tragically caught in the
crossfire. Detectives are actively investigating the possibility that this
murder is related to the shooting later that same day of three people at the Stop and Go Market in the 1600 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike.
· Regarding the Stop and Go Market shooting, detectives have obtained warrants and are looking for
Alvin “Little ”
Antonio Anderson, 37, whose last known address was the 600 block of Alvin Pollock Street. He is pictured below. Detectives are also searching for Rodney “Twan” A. Beard, 38, whose last
known address was the 1100 block of North
33rd Street, as a person of interest in
this case and as a robbery suspect in a separate incident. He is pictured below. Please call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 if you have any information on their whereabouts.
· Regarding the April 9 homicide of Khalfaanii Hasaan Sultaan, 37, of
, in the 1700 block of Tampa,
Florida Chicago Avenue, investigators
believe the motive for this crime was robbery and have developed some very
strong leads in this case.
· Regarding yesterday’s shooting in the 700 block of
the victim is currently fighting for his life at . Detectives have
developed strong suspects in this case thanks to tremendous community support and
evidence recovered at the scene. VCU Medical