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‘Clean Up’ suspect wanted for Richmond double murder, attempted murder arrested

Posted at 3:01 PM, Oct 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-10 23:25:03-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police said a man wanted for killing two people outside a Richmond apartment last month and then trying to kill two other people has been arrested in North Carolina.

Brown, MarkRichmond police said 28-year-old Mark “Clean Up” Skeete, of no fixed address, was arrested Wednesday on firearms charges in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Officials are now working to extradite Skeete back to Richmond

Skeete was indicted Wednesday on two charges of murder and two charges for use of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the shooting deaths of Saquenta Dixon and Andre Todd, both 26, of the 5300 block of Hull Street, on Monday, Sept. 15, in the 5300 block of Hull Street.

Additionally, Skeete is wanted on two charges of attempted murder and two charges for use of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the shooting of two men on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the 600 block of Warwick Village Drive.

Mark Skeete (PHOTO: Richmond)

Mark Skeete (PHOTO: Richmond)

While police investigated the Hull Street shooting, they discovered a one-year-old baby inside the apartment.

"I saw just a little girl sitting in the middle of the floor. Sitting there quiet at first. But kind of whining. We saw that she was okay she didn’t look injured," said Richmond Police Sergeant James Killingsworth said.

Sergeant Killingsworth said he comforted the little girl to make sure she was safe.

"Anytime you got a child involved it pulls at your heart-strings," Killingsworth said. "You kind of process through it. But you always hope, you hope that little girl — despite this tragedy —  she can go on and have a full life. A good life."