Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stockton Street Homicides

Richmond Police detectives are following up on strong leads this morning as they investigate the shooting deaths of two men last night on Stockton Street.

At approximately 10 p.m., officers received a call for shots fired in the 700 block of Stockton Street. When they arrived, they found Ahkeem K. Phillips, 28, of Virginia Beach, shot to death in the lobby of the apartment building. His brother, Ahmad K. Phillips, 24, of the 700 block of Stockton Street, was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening gunshot wounds. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives believe the motive for these shootings was a dispute between neighbors, and do not believe it’s related to any other incidents in the city.

Detectives have also developed a very strong person of interest in this case, and will release more information when it’s available.

They still ask anyone with any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.