Rashawn A. Brathwaite—2016 Richmond Homicide #21

Here’s what we know so far.

We’re calling this a homicide because it has been officially termed as such by the Richmond Police Department. Before you tell us we’ve missed one–was it actually a death investigation (often self-defense)? Was it within city limits? Did the person die of wounds received in a different year? All of those deaths do not get officially counted as Richmond homicides for this year.

Update #1 — May 30, 2016; 12:19 PM

An arrest was made on May 27th. See below.

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Original — May 10, 2016


Rashawn A. Brathwaite, 23 of 2300 block of Whitcomb Street.

The Incident

  • Where: 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike on the Southside
  • When: Monday, May 9th at or around 11:13 AM.
  • Weapon: Police were called to the scene for a report of a double shooting. They found two adult males outside of the apartment complex suffering from gunshot wounds. Mr. Brathwaite died a few hours later at the hospital.

The Investigation

With help from the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Richmond Police Department arrested Larry M. Scott, age 31, of the 5600 block of Petosky Avenue. His arrest, on May 27th, was without incident. Mr. Scott has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

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Got a tip?

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Arcellious Demery at 804.646.5999 or Crime Stoppers at 804.780.1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Or, leave a tip online at www.7801000.com. Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Submit tips about persons in possession of illegally-held guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. All the Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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