Richmond police make arrest in August homicide

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond police have made an arrest in the August shooting death of a Richmond man on Dunn Avenue.

21-year-old Keton L. Smith of the 600 block of Northside Avenue was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force without incident last Friday at his home. He is being charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

On the evening of August 18, 34-year-old Matthias J. Washington of Richmond was found dead inside a vehicle on Dunn Avenue near Brookland Park Boulevard. An investigation revealed that Washington attempted to drive away after being shot before his vehicle collided with several parked cars and stopped in the roadway.

“Now that Smith has been arrested, we’re hoping others will come forward to tell us what they know about this murder, said Major Crimes Sergeant Richard G. Edwards. “We have built a good case, but we’d like more information from people who may have been reluctant to speak until now.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jon Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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