Friday, June 14, 2013

Storm Death Investigation

The Richmond Police Department has identified the child killed during yesterday’s storm as Shawn T. Wills, 4, of Chesterfield.

At approximately 4 p.m. Thursday, police and firefighters were called to 1700 Hampton Drive at Maymont Park for a report of a tree that had fallen on a male, 43, and a child.

When officers arrived, the child was found deceased at the scene. His father, who was also struck by the tree, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives have ruled the death an accident that occurred during a storm that brought heavy rain and gusty winds throughout the city.