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Third man arrested for firing shots at Richmond detectives

Posted at 12:11 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 17:45:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A third man has been arrested after police say he and two other men fired shots at Richmond detectives last week.

Anthony J. Slayton has been charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police say officers were in the Mosby Court area when they heard random gunfire and notified the Department of Emergency Communications at approximately 12:45 a.m. on August 21.

"During this time, shots were fired multiple times at detectives in an unmarked vehicle at the intersection of Coalter and Littlepage Streets," said a Richmond Police spokesperson. "One detective suffered a minor injury by broken glass and was treated a local hospital and released."

Following the shooting, police say several vehicles were stopped and individuals were detained.

Jerad Wyche and Niggi Harris were previously arrested and charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Det. B. Plaskett at (804) 646-3185 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.