UPDATE! The Richmond Police Department has arrested two people in connection with the shooting of a three-year old boy Friday.
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 the 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.
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.
Friday, January 6, 2011
A three year old boy was shot inside his home in the 1500 block of North 20th Street on Richmond’s eastend. The shooting occured at 3:15 p.m. today. The boy was taken to VCU Medical Center in a private vehicle by an adult in the home. Once the child arrived to the hospital the medical team noticed that he had been shot and contacted police.
Police and Detectives were called to the home on North 20th Street where the child lives. Police have one person of interest in custody. And, the vehicle that transported the child to the hospital has been impounded.
“Police are sure the child was shot inside the home but must determine if it was an accident”, said James Merchante, Public Affairs Unit, Richmond Police Department.
The boy remains in critical but stable condition following surgery.