Friday, July 15, 2016

Arrest Made in Playn Street Homicide

July 14, 2016
A Richmond man was arrested and charged yesterday in connection with a homicide that occurred last Sunday in the Swansboro neighborhood.

Shawn L. Richardson, 23, of the 2400 block of Tignor Road
, was taken into custody yesterday night by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. His booking photo is attached.

At around 6:20 a.m. on July 10, officers responded to the 100 block of Playn Street for a report of a person down. They quickly located Albert “Cartoon” C. Trower, 56, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No known home address is available.
Anyone with information about this case 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.