Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Arrest Made in Westover Hills Boulevard Double Homicide/Shooting

Richmond Police detectives have arrested a man in connection with a double homicide that occurred last week.

Detectives identified Rashard S. Cutler, 21, of the 600 block of Woodhaven Drive, as a suspect and Second Precinct officers spotted him and arrested him late Monday night. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the double homicides that occurred Oct. 19.

At approximately 2:27 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, officers received a call for a person shot in the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard. They arrived on scene within minutes and found three people who had been shot.

Elijah D. Gee, 24, of the 4800 block of Red Oak Lane, and Antonio M. Sherman, 18, of the 300 block of Payne Street in Lynchburg, died at the scene. A 19-year-old female was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is now in stable condition.

Detectives believe the shootings stemmed from an argument at a party, and are following up on several leads.

This investigation remains ongoing and detectives are still asking anyone with information about this incident 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.

Rashard S. Cutler