Armstrong grad says he did not commit ‘fight night’ double murder

Posted at 11:30 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 13:19:14-04

David K. Ross (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- David K. Ross says he did not do it.

Ross, a 20-year-old graduate of Armstrong High School, was arrested and charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder for the August 27 double homicides of Lakisha L. Lewis and Devon L. Blowe.

Lewis and Blowe were found shot in a car on Cosby Street.

In an interview at Henrico jail, Ross said he did not know the shooting victims, nor was around the night of the shooting.

Ross, who was at his grandmother's North 29th Street home when he was arrested, said police surrounded his home and ordered him to walk out with his hands up.

Ross said detectives told him they had multiple witnesses who claimed Ross committed the crime. He stated he was told detectives found a gun at his grandmother's home, bloody shoes, and fingerprints on the car.

Ross explained that he asked detectives, "Are you sure you got the right person?" in which they stated yes.

He appeared uninterested and yawned often during the interview stating he was "tired."

"[The charges are] going to get cleared," Ross said. "I got a wait till I go to court and wait for another court date, but as long as it gets cleared that's all that matters."

Ross stated that he will be a father soon when his son is born in November, but he'll miss the birth.

"I love you and I'll get out soon," Ross told his family while looking at the camera.

"Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident," a Henrico Police spokesperson said. Anyone with information was asked to call Henrico Police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

During a hearing Friday via videoconference, Ross was appointed an attorney. His preliminary hearing date was scheduled for December 7.

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Lewis, was the mother of a 14-year-old daughter and was five and a half months pregnant.

Family members said the couple was at a friend’s house watching the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight, but after they left the party, gunfire erupted.

Lewis and Blowe were shot inside their car early Sunday morning.

“My cousin was a victim, she was innocent. She had an unborn child. She was enjoying her weekend,” Lakisha’s cousin Tiara Lewis said. "My family needs justice and we want justice because she didn’t deserve this."

Family members said that the families focus is now taking care of Lakisha’s daughter, who is getting ready to go back to school.

“The violence has to stop,” said Tiara. “Just put the guns down y’all and stop fighting. Cause you have these kids out here that have to live without their parents and it’s not right.”

Lakisha will be laid to rest on Saturday at Mimms Funeral home in Richmond.



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