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Fifth arrest made in Belt Atlantic shooting that killed mother, infant

Posted at 4:10 AM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-07 14:38:46-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A fifth person was arrested in connection to the April 27 shooting at the Belt Atlantic apartments that killed a mother and her infant girl, and injured three others.

Crime Insider sources confirmed 18-year-old Kevon Bynum was arrested Thursday on Richmond's Southside with the help of the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force.

Richmond Police said the FBI also assisted in the arrest, which followed after days of tirelessly searching for the fugitive.

Bynum was wanted by authorities for conspiracy to commit murder. His twin brother, Kavon, was arrested earlier this week.

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Kevon Bynum

He was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder, along with three others that were arrested after the shooting: 22-year-old Donald Hemmings, 23-year-old Shyheem Martin and 19-year-old Shamondrick Perry.

Police said they have all known suspects related to the shooting in custody.

A public viewing for 30-year-old Sharnez Hill and her 3-month-old daughter Neziah, who were killed in the shooting, will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Manning Funeral Home on N 25th Street.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Russell at 804-646-7715 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Fifth arrest made in shooting that killed 'completely innocent' mother, infant, police say