Monday, April 3, 2017

Shooting Victim Identified - Friend Arrested

April 2, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of a fatal shooting yesterday as Nygel E. Williams, 22, of the 400 block of Vevadel Drive and arrested his good friend for shooting him.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 1, Williams was shot while visiting Darell N. Meredith, 22, of the 5000 block of Nutmeg Circle.

Meredith and several other friends transported Williams to Chippenham Hospital in a private vehicle. Within minutes of arriving at the hospital, Williams was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the chest.

After conducting a thorough investigation, RPD detectives have determined Williams' death resulted from the careless handling of a firearm by Meredith.

Meredith has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.

                Darell Meredith