Arrest in homicide over dog feces

Posted at 7:46 PM, Apr 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-20 13:02:22-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) --Richmond Police have arrested Randy L. Trent in connection with Wednesday night’s double homicide that allegedly occurred over arguments about dog feces.

Trent, 20, of the 700 block of Stockton Street, has been charged initially with conspiracy to commit murder, but other charges are pending said Richmond police.

This investigation remains ongoing.

Police said brothers Ahkeem Philips, 28, and Ahmad Phillips, 24, were shot and killed around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday inside the Tobacco Factory Apartments along the 700 block of Stockton Street in South Richmond.

Detectives said they believed the motive for these shootings was a dispute between neighbors.

One man who lives in the loft building told CBS 6 reporter Jerrita Patterson that the dispute was over dog waste. Multiple sources with the Richmond Police Department told CBS 6 a dog was going to the bathroom inside the building. A police source told CBS 6 the dog did not belong to the men who were shot and killed.

Patterson saw Richmond Animal Control remove a pit bull puppy from the building around 11:00 a.m. Thursday. Police would not yet confirm whether a dog was at the center of the dispute.

Randy Trent (Photo: Richmond Police)