Richmond man arrested after shots fired in Gilpin Court

Luke R. McCutchen (Photo: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Detectives have arrested a Richmond man in connection to shooting incident in Gilpin Court.

20-year-old Luke R. McCutchen, of the 1200 block of St. Peter Street, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and trespassing.

Around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were called to the 1000 block of Hickory Street for a report of random gunfire. Acting on tips from the community, detectives arrested McCutchen a short time later and recovered five firearms, including three .40 caliber handguns, a 9mm handgun and a 7.62mm assault weapon.

(Photo: Richmond Police)
(Photo: Richmond Police)

“The recovery of so many weapons is a big step in our on-going effort to deal with gun violence in the city,” said RPD Chief Alfred Durham. “I want to personally thank the people who called in with tips. We can’t do it alone. We need help. We need more tips.”

Detectives are investigating if there are any links between this shooting incident and some recent gun-related violence in Gilpin Court.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jamie Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Submit tips to GUN250 about persons illegally possessing 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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