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Three arrested in Fairfield shooting

From the press release:

The Richmond Police Department has arrested three suspects for the shooting of a juvenile male on Monday.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., Monday, March 28, officers were called to the 2200 block of North 25th Street for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found a 16-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

The shooting occurred near the Fairfield community Easter Egg Hunt event.

Department officers and detectives, with assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force, today arrested Keon C. Anderson, 18, of the 1100 block of St. Paul Street, Corey L. Cosby, 19, of the 2100 block of Selden Street, and Todd W. Jones, Jr., 18, of the 2000 block of Creighton Road. They have each been charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Their booking photos will be released when they are available.

“The arrest of these three individuals is the result of the public and the Department working together to share information with the goal of ridding our neighborhoods of individuals who are intentionally using firearms to inflict harm on others,” Chief Alfred Durham said.

Detectives ask anyone with further information about this incident to call Major Crimes Detective Kevin Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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John M 03/31/2016 at 1:03 PM

The names rant a bell, the photos for sure… I taught 2 of these guys back when they were 11.

This is a heartbreakingly stupid act.

Tim H 04/01/2016 at 7:30 AM

I won’t swear to it in court, but I’m fairly certain one of those young gentlemen pulled a gun on me in the alley behind my house three years ago. I always suspected his face would show up in the news sooner or later and I’d recognize him, much like you did. I’m just sad it took another young man getting shot.

Carolyn Loftin 04/01/2016 at 8:12 AM

We need to incorporate leaders that look like this kids, and better yet, disciple these neighborhood kids into leaders! Not just give them a job to barter with, but really invest in their future. They will still be “at risk” after the program is over and they are deemed “unqualified enough” to serve.

Tim H 01/30/2017 at 1:17 PM

All charges were dropped against Cosby and Jones. Anderson was sentenced today for Malicious Wounding and will serve 3 years 10 months out of a 5 year sentence. I don’t know what happened to his Homicide Charge for a separate incident 5 months later.


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