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Police ID man killed in apartment complex double shooting

Posted at 11:47 AM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 18:07:32-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A murder investigation is underway after an apartment complex shooting along the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike that prompted a lock down at George Wythe High School Monday morning. The double shooting was at the Midlothian Village apartments in South Richmond, across the street from the high school.

The victims, one of whom had life-threatening injuries, were transported to a local hospital.

Rashawn A. Brathwaite, 23, of the 2300 block of Whitcomb Street, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital Monday afternoon. The other victim suffered a non-life threatening injury, police said.

Midlothian Village apartments shooting

Midlothian Village apartments shooting

“We’re looking to the community for help in this case,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino. “Our hope is that someone in the Midlothian Village apartment complex saw something – a suspect or vehicle – that could lead to an arrest.”

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Arcellious Demery at 804 646-5999 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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