Chesterfield man arrested in connection with east end homicide

Posted at 5:23 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 17:23:36-05

RICHMOND, Va. — A North Chesterfield County man has been arrested in connection with a Sunday murder morning in Richmond’s east end.

Antonio L. Morris, 27, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of 37-year-old Alton Neal. He was taken into custody Wednesday without incident by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Antonio L. Morris (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Antonio L. Morris (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Officers responded to the report of a shooting on the 2000 block of Fairfield Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, they found the victim, 37-year-old Alton Neal, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members told CBS 6 Neal had two kids.

Police are asking anyone in the community with information about this incident to call Major Crimes Detective Mark Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at

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