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Police ID man killed after shooting at busy Henrico apartment complex

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Posted at 7:10 PM, Dec 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-29 13:39:37-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police have released the name of the 27-year-old man killed after a shooting at a busy Henrico County apartment complex Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday just after 4 p.m., Henrico Police received calls for a shooting in the 7600 block of Wistar Village Drive. According to reports, people dispersed, running from the area as shots were fired.

Henrico Police arrived, secured the scene and one man was pronounced dead on the scene with an apparent gunshot wound.

Anthony R. Sweat, the 27-year-old brother of Washington Football Team player Montez Sweat, was killed in the shooting, according to Crime Insider sources.

Police confirmed he is from Stone Mountain, Georgia, but added that he was known to have ties to the Richmond area.

His death brings the total number of reported homicides for Henrico County up to 25 for 2021. Last year, there were 15.

The crime was one of four different shootings in Chesterfield, Henrico and Richmond that happened within four hours that police are all investigating as homicides.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call Detective Ensor at 804-928-0279, Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000, or online at P3Tips.com. Crime Stoppers and P3Tips are both anonymous.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

🔎 WTVR.COM IN-DEPTH: Tracking Central Virginia Homicide Stats

Richmond Police have reported 90 homicides in the city thru Dec. 29, 2021.

Since 2000, Richmond has averaged approximately 60 homicides a year.

Between 2002-2005, more than 80 people a year were killed in crimes classified as homicides in the city. Over the last two years, more than 60 people were killed in crimes classified as homicides, according to Richmond Crime statistics.

In 1994, 160 people were killed in the City of Richmond. In 1997, the city's homicide number was 140.

Below you will find a list of homicides reported in the City of Richmond (2000 - 2021). The raw data used in this table can be found here and here.

202190 homicides (as of Dec. 29, 2021)
202066 homicides
201961 homicides
201854 homicides
201766 homicides
201662 homicides
201543 homicides
201441 homicides
201338 homicides
201245 homicides
201139 homicides
201044 homicides
200943 homicides
200831 homicides
200755 homicides
200672 homicides
200583 homicides
200490 homicides
200388 homicides
200283 homicides
200167 homicides
200075 homicides

Henrico

202125 homicides (as of Dec. 29, 2021)
202015 homicides
20197 homicides
201812 homicides
201725 homicides
201616 homicides
201512 homicides

Chesterfield

202112 homicides (as of Dec. 29, 2021)
202016 homicides
201913 homicides

Petersburg

202118 homicides
202024 homicides