Monday, May 21, 2012

Swansboro Lane Homicide

Richmond Police investigators are following up on strong leads today after two sisters were stabbed—one fatally—early this morning on the city’s Southside.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., officers were called to the 3000 block of Hull Street for a report of a woman stabbed. As officers arrived and began gathering information, they learned of a second victim a block away in the 300 block of Swansboro Lane.

The Hull Street victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is now in stable condition. The Swansboro Lane victim has been identified as Rakita J. McClenny, 29, of the 4300 block of East Marshall Street. She died at the scene.

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

Detectives are asking 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.