Friday, February 10, 2017

Arrest Made in Barton Avenue Homicide

February 10, 2017
An arrest has been made in the shooting death last month of Charles J. Lewis, III, 53, of the 2800 block of Matterhorn Drive, Henrico.

Antoine R. Cooper, 21, of the 1600 block of Rosecrest Avenue was arrested February 6 by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. Cooper has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder.
At approximately 7:03 a.m. on January 23, RPD officers and other emergency personnel were called to assist an adult, black male with what was believed to be a medical emergency. He was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle stopped in an alley behind the 2400 block of Barton Avenue. While attempting to resuscitate Lewis, it was discovered he had been shot. A short time later, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

RPD detectives ask anyone who may have other information about this case to
call Major Crimes Detective Conrad Simms at (804) 646-0712 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at

Submit tips to GUN250 about persons illegally possessing guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Antoine R. Cooper