RICHMOND, Va. WRIC) — Anwar “Wawa” Phillips was arraigned in Richmond General District Court this morning. A preliminary hearing has been set for January 14 at 9 a.m.
Phillips, 30, of the 2200 block of Keswick Avenue, was charged earlier this month with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder related to the November 16 homicide of Frank McCray and the November 10 homicide of Rolando Salas. Detectives believe Phillips was known to at least one victim in each incident and that the cases are related. Neither shooting is believed to be random.
Phillips, who was wanted for the November 16 shootings at Blue Ridge Apartments, was taken into custody last month in Henrico County. In total, Phillips allegedly shot three people that night, including a 7-year-old girl.
Johnathan P. Moseley, 26, of the 4600 block of Keithwood Drive in Petersburg, has also been arrested in connection with the November 10 homicide. He is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Anyone with further information in these cases is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jeffrey Crewell at (804) 201-3829 or Major Crimes Detective Jon Bridges at 804 646-4494. They can also contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.