Monday, April 24, 2017

Armfield Road Voluntary Manslaughter

April 24, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the woman who was found dead yesterday in her apartment as Alejandra P. Estrada, 29, of the 6500 block of Armfield Road. Estrada's boyfriend, A. Ayala Guido, 30, of the same address, has been charged with Voluntary Manslaughter for her death. That charge was brought in consultation with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and additional charges are expected.

At approximately 4:52 a.m., RPD officers were called to their residence at the Town & Country Apartment Complex in the 6500 block of Armfield Road.

This was in response to a call placed from that location by Guido, who told the dispatcher he had strangled Estrada and was threatening suicide; claiming he was holding a gun to his head.

Guido was taken into custody by RPD officers after a brief standoff at the front door of the residence during which he threatened them with a knife.

After a Taser deployment proved ineffective, an officer fired his service weapon one time, striking Guido. He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Officers entered the residence and discovered Estrada's body in an upstairs bedroom. The medical examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of death.

The Department's Force Investigation Team (FIT) is conducting an investigation into the officer-involved shooting by interviewing all the officers who were present at the time and any other witnesses who can be located.

Per the Department's policy, the officer who fired his weapon has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation.