Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thorndale Lane Homicide and Death Investigation

February 10, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victims from last night’s double shooting on Thorndale Lane.

At approximately 9:52 p.m., officers were called to 5748 Thorndale Lane for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located two males in the residence that were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The homicide victim, Veka “Shawn” Chham, 30, of the 300 block of South Dearing Avenue, Fresno, California, was located in an upstairs room. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.

The other male, Akeem J. Williams, 30, of the 300 block of East 11th Street, Richmond, was found dead on the first floor of the building.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of the deaths.

Detectives are investigating this incident as being possibly drug-related. The investigation continues. Detectives have initially categorized it a homicide (Chham) and a death investigation (Williams). Detectives are collecting evidence and speaking to neighbors and are working strong leads in this case.

Detectives ask anyone with information 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.