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Arrest made in Mosby Court shooting; RPD Chief thanks community

Posted at 1:27 PM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 13:28:27-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Police Department arrested the suspect in an aggravated assault shooting that occurred April 16, in Mosby Court.

Ki’yelle A. Whitaker, 20, of the 1700 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, was arrested Monday.

He is charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His booking photo is attached.

“This shooting happened just hours after numerous officers and service providers were in the Mosby neighborhood for a community event aimed to build trust and strengthen ties with residents,” said Chief Alfred Durham. “We received multiple tips from citizens after the incident, which led to this arrest. Their help is another example of the community stepping up to fight crime and send the clear message that violence won’t be tolerated in their backyard.”

At approximately 6:46 p.m. on April 16, officers were called to a shooting in the 1900 block of Accommodation Street. They located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. His status has since been upgraded to non-life-threatening.

Richmond Police coordinated with the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force to apprehend Whitaker. He was taken into custody by First Precinct officers Monday evening after U.S. Marshals and ATF agents located his vehicle along Coalter Street.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this case to call Major Crimes Detective Jon Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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