Friday, June 1, 2012

Quick Arrests Made in Bonmark Drive Homicide

Richmond Police has made arrests in the fatal shooting of a man yesterday in South Side.

Around 5:39 p.m. Thursday, May 31, Richmond Police received a call for a person with a gun in the 3700 block of Bonmark Drive. A subsequent call at 5:43 p.m. reported a person had been shot on Bonmark Drive.

Richmond Police officers from Second Precinct arrived within a minute of the call and found three persons with gunshot wounds. They were taken to VCU Medical Center, where one of them, Orlando J. Shaw, 19, later died. The other two persons’ injuries are not life threatening.

The initial investigation indicates the shooting resulted from a confrontation and argument among four people, including Shaw, who lived on Bonmark Drive.

Three people are charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Shaw. They are: Jewel Wiggins, 19; Maria Y. Wiggins, 41; and Antonio A. Fountain, 32, of the 5900 block of Warwick Road.

Richmond Police commends the great work of the officers’ immediate response and information from the Vial Heights community that resulted in the rapid closure of this homicide investigation.

Jewel Wiggins
Maria Wiggins
Antonio Fountain