Thursday, November 12, 2015

Arrest Made for Dunn Avenue Homicide – Detectives Appeal for More Information

November 12, 2015

Richmond Police detectives have made an arrest for the gunshot killing of a Richmond man on Dunn Avenue last summer.

Keton L. Smith, 21, of the 600 block of Northside Avenue was arrested without incident last Friday as his home by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. He has been charges with Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

The victim, Matthias J. Washington, 34, of Richmond, was shot the evening of August 18 as he was sitting in a vehicle on Dunn Avenue near Brookland Park Boulevard. He drove away, but his vehicle collided with several parked cars and stopped in the roadway.

“Now that Smith has been arrested, we’re hoping others will come forward to tell us what they know about this murder, said Major Crimes Sergeant Richard G. Edwards. “We have built a good case, but we’d like more information from people who may have been reluctant to speak until now.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jon Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

                 Keton L. Smith