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Two shooting deaths in Manchester

Update 4/19 8:00 pm -

In less than 24 hours, Richmond Police detectives have identified and arrested Randy L. Trent in connection with last night’s double homicide.

Trent, 20, of the 700 block of Stockton Street , has initially been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, but other charges are pending. This investigation remains ongoing.

At approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, officers received a call for shots fired in the 700 block of Stockton Street . When they arrived, they found Ahkeem K. Phillips, 28, of Virginia Beach , shot to death in the lobby of the apartment building. His brother, Ahmad K. Phillips, 24, of the 700 block of Stockton Street , was taken to VCU Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives believe the motive for these shootings was a dispute between neighbors.

They still ask anyone with any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.

Two men were shot and killed last night on Stockton Street (highlighted above), 2-3 blocks from the courthouse. From RPD:

Richmond Police detectives are following up on strong leads this morning as they investigate the shooting deaths of two men last night on Stockton Street .

At approximately 10 p.m., officers received a call for shots fired in the 700 block of Stockton Street . When they arrived, they found Ahkeem K. Phillips, 28, of Virginia Beach , shot to death in the lobby of the apartment building. His brother, Ahmad K. Phillips, 24, of the 700 block of Stockton Street , was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening gunshot wounds. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives believe the motive for these shootings was a dispute between neighbors, and do not believe it’s related to any other incidents in the city.

Detectives have also developed a very strong person of interest in this case, and will release more information when it’s available.

They still ask anyone with any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.

NBC12 had a report last night on this recent crime.

RPD released a statement earlier this week on the uptick in violent crime and even earlier RVANews took a look at the number of murders by month to see if April is as some consider a more deadly month than others. Bear in mind these latest incidents have not been added in.

4 comments

  1. #1 • Just terrible •

    Apparently the one vicitm, who lived in the apartments, look offense with another neighbor who let his pit bull do its business in the hall ways and didn’t clean it up. Then the neighbor let the dog go number 2 in front of the victim’s apartment door. The victim let the dog owner know how he felt about it and the dog owner shot him and his brother in the head. Just sad sad sad.
    Out of curiosity I looked up the apartments on rental review sites and there are numerous complaints about dogs (and people!) going to the bathroom in the building’s halls, stairs and lobby. Sounds like a disgusting place to live with terribly lacking management.

  2. #2 • Scott •

    It’s seems to be the only way to resolve issues anymore…is to get a gun and shoot someone. Who the hell raised people with this mindset? Shooting two people because they complained about your dog leaving a turn in front of your door? This is absolutely shameful. Hopefully this person is caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent.

  3. #3 • AMICKA ARMSTEAD •

    PEOPLE SHOULDNT JUDGE ON WHAT THEY HEAR BECAUSE GOD BLESS THE DECEASED BUT ONE OF THE BROTHERS HAD ATTACKED A RANDOM NEIGHBOR’S MOTHER BECAUSE SHE ASKED HIM TO QUIET DOWN..THIS IS A HANDICAPPED WOMAN BY THE WAY , AND HE WAS WRONG FOR THAT . THAT DOESN’T MEAN HE DESERVED TO DIE BUT U DO ON TO PEOPLE AS U WANT DONE TO YOURSELF …BY THE WAY THIS WHOLE SITUATION IS IGNORANT JUST SENSELESS,,AND CALLING UP YOUR FAMILY TO ESCALATE A SMALL ARGUEMENT IS SORT OF INVITING THEM TO VIOLENCE

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