RICHMOND, Va. — There have been 15 homicides in Richmond so far this year, compared to 23 this time last year. The Richmond Police Department just announced that three arrests have been made in homicide investigations.
Keeshawn T. Branch arrested
One homicide goes back to April 19. Officers were called to the 600 block of East Brookland Park Boulevard for a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found Rolan Angaroo, 29, inside his residence dead from a gunshot wound.
Angaroo, a father of three, was standing in the yard when his father when he was shot. His father said that he was in the front yard with his son when a white car pulled up on Montvale Avenue and fired between 25 to 30 shots.
“He was standing right next to me to my right when he got shot… When the shots fired all three of us go to the floor, but he fell first,” Angaroo said. “When we get back up he said, ‘I think I got shot.’ And I look over to my right and he was leaking.”
Angaroo said that what he saw was his worst nightmare.
“I just moved him down here three years ago trying to take him out of the gang in New York,” Angaroo said.
Angaroo is survived by two daughters and a five-year-old son.
Keeshawn T. Branch, 26, of the 3100 block of E. Marshall Street, was arrested on June 26 and charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Christina M. Mabry arrested
Woodrow Anstead was killed Sunday, May 31, in a Grove Avenue apartment. Police initially described the incident as a domestic dispute. At 1:45 a.m. on May 31, 2015, officers responded to an apartment in the 4600 block of Grove Avenue for a report of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. They arrived to find Anstead, 38 of the 00 block of South Stafford Avenue inside the apartment suffering from a knife wound.
According to documents, the woman arrested posted numerous statements on her Facebook account about the murder.
Christina M. Mabry, 37, of the 4600 block of Grove Avenue, was arrested on June 26 and charged with 2nd-degree murder and using a weapon to stab or cut.
Lamont A. Coleman arrested
Richmond Police arrested a person of interest in a homicide that occurred on the afternoon of June 24, 2015 in Gilpin Court.
Lamont A. Coleman, 42, of the 5500 block of Midlothian Turnpike, was arrested on June 26 and charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Additional charges are anticipated.
Around 1:40 p.m. that day, RPD officers responded to the 1100 block of St. John Street for a report of a shooting. Dante L. Suber, 34, of the 2300 block of Ambrose Street, was found to be suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries that afternoon.