Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Two Charged in Paintball Attack

May 23, 2017

Richmond Police Department Officers charged two men last week following a paintball attack on Chamberlayne Avenue.

Troy Murchison, 20, of the 2200 block of Watts Lane and Lakeith Moore, 20, of the 2500 block of Byron Street were each charged with assault and released on a summons. No booking photos were taken.

At approximately 5:14 p.m., Friday, May 19, RPD officers were asked to be on the lookout for a white Dodge Charger that was involved in a paintball attack on the driver of a moped in the 2700 block of Chamberlayne Avenue. He was struck several times.

Within moments, the
officers stopped the Charger a few blocks away from where the attack occurred. It was occupied by Murchison and Moore. Officers recovered a paintball gun loaded with the same colored paintballs as had been used in the attack. The weapon was retained as evidence.