Saturday, May 3, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Brandon Road Homicide

Richmond Police detectives have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with the homicide and assault of two juveniles on Thursday.

The suspect, who is not being identified because of his age, has been charged with murder and strangulation.

Officers were called to the 200 block of Brandon Road at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of an assault and found two juveniles under the age of 13 who had been assaulted. Martin Cobb, 8, of the 200 block of Brandon Road, died at the scene and the second juvenile was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Within hours of the crime, detectives identified and located the suspect, who was medically evaluated before being charged with the crimes.

Initially, detectives were given information that the suspect was an adult white male with scraggly facial hair, but later determined the victim had been threatened and intimidated by the suspect, who is a teenage black male.

Detectives 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.