RPD makes arrest in Fairfield Avenue homicide

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Chesterfield County man is facing two felony charges in connection with a homicide that occurred in Richmond’s Eastview neighborhood over the weekend.

Antonio L. Morris, 27, of the 500 block of Rosegill Road in north Chesterfield, was arrested Wednesday without incident by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit murder. His booking photo is attached.

“This incident occurred in a residential area where there are a number of homes and apartments close together,” Lt. Cynthia Hayes with the RPD’s Major Crimes Division said in a release. “We’re asking anyone who saw or heard anything out of the ordinary to call us. Detectives are still actively investigating this incident and additional information will help solidify their case against those responsible for this violent crime.”

Shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday, November 27, officers were called to the 2000 block of Fairfield Avenue for a report of a shooting. When officers and medical personnel arrived, they found 37-year-old Alton L. Neal, of the 2100 block of Cedar Street, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are asking anyone in the community with information about this incident to call Major Crimes Detective Mark Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. Submit tips to GUN250 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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