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Arrest made in McCallum shooting

October 23, 2008 11:23 am by

Richmond Police made an arrest last night in the Oct. 11 shooting of Haywood D. McCallum Jr. at North 25th and Cedar streets. Bobby Aaron Richardson, 19, of the 1800 block of Joplin Avenue is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Richardson was taken into custody by the Metro Richmond Fugitive Task Force.

McCallum remains in critical but stable condition at VCU Medical Center. Officers responding to a shooting call around 10:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, found McCallum suffering from gunshot wounds next to his vehicle. He apparently was the victim of a robbery attempt.

“This case was closed quickly with the assistance and cooperation of the community,” said Acting Police Major John Venuti. “We aggressively investigated this incident and moved quickly to take the shooter off the street.”


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