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 hoursthat 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 email@example.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.
|2022||44 (as of Oct. 9, 2022)|
|2021||25 homicides (as of Dec. 29, 2021)|
|2022||12 (as of Sept. 30, 2022)|