Few details are yet available, but police say the child suffered live-threatening injuries. Police are now on-scene in the 1500 block of N. 20th St. [VIA]
If an adult took the child to the hospital it sounds more like the child may have found the gun and was playing with it. Unfortunately little kids do that.
The Richmond Police Department has arrested two people that are connected to the shooting of a three-year old boy today.
Antwoine Mealey, 21, of the 1500 block of North 20th Street, the father of the victim, was arrested and charged with felony child neglect resulting in injury.
Tyrell Mealey, 19, of the 1500 block of North 20th Street, the uncle of the victim, was arrested outside the residence where the incident occurred and has been charged with obstruction of justice.
This afternoon at approximately 3:15 p.m., the boy, suffering from a gunshot wound, was driven to VCU Medical Center in a private vehicle. Medical staff alerted police. The wound was considered life threatening but after surgery the victim is now listed in critical but stable condition.
Detectives responded to 1516 N. 20th St. and began the investigation. They soon concluded that the child was shot while inside the residence.
The Department forensics team conducted a search of the residence and removed evidence at the scene.
The vehicle that transported the child to the Medical Center was impounded and will be processed as part of the investigation.
Antwoine Mealey’s photo will be released when it is available.
Anyone who has any information on this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
Why was there a gun in the house to begin with? There are too many guns in this area. Let’s hear it yet again for Church Hill. Can’t wait to move.
I guess no one has bothered to look and to see where this actually is. This is not Church Hill, but Fairmount. This is a mile and a half away from where I live in Church Hill. If a child were shot in Randolph no media outlet would say it was shot in the Fan…
This is not to say that Church Hill is a perfect place, but it seems that everything bad that happens east of Belvedere is “more violence in Church Hill.”
1516 North 20th is actually in Brauers, not Fairmount – which puts the incident one neighborhood even further away from Church Hill.
Hope the little one pulls through!
Anyone who uses this incident, or the other one from Christmas Eve as a reason to move from Churchill must have been looking for a reason to move in the first place. I feel perfectly safe in my area of the hill- even with being north of Broad. The Christmas Eve incident is the only one I can think of in recent history that was below the 1000 block of any of the numbered streets. If you live up there, then yes, you may want to consider moving but south of M street is perfectly safe IMO.
Street Address: 1516 N 20TH ST Richmond, VA 23223-4343
Property Description 1: FAIRMOUNT PK L24 BB
It’s not even in Brauers, which is north of Brauers Ln. It’s in the Fairmount Park subdivision according to the city’s parcel mapper and the deed in the courthouse.
@Cadeho – “Property Description” isn’t neighborhood. Most properties don’t have that piece anyway, just measurements. Check out the listing for 2211 Q ST, it says “SHORT Q STREET L3” – is “Short Q Street” a neighborhood now?
Here’s the info for 1508 North 20th Street:
@Trish, I was less than a hundred yards from the incident and no child empties 15 rounds of a semi-automatic 9mm pistol. Noob
The shooting was done in broad daylight in front of a convenience store on the main street through Church Hill and many have speculated that this was in retaliation for an incident the night before where a similar incident happen in front of a local grocery store ironically named “Community Pride”. The parent took the child because they were the closest to the child at the time of the shooting.
I apologize, read the wrong post. Seems to me that this was happening all day today
Reading comphension–not overrated.
Richmond man to serve 1 month for shooting son
A Richmond man was sentenced to one month in jail in connection with a child-neglect case involving the shooting of his 3-year-old son.
Antwoine Mealey, 21, pleaded guilty today to an amended charge of child neglect in the shooting of his son Jan. 6 at the family home in the 1500 block of North 20th Street in the East End
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