RPD: Arrest made in Raven Street homicide; victim identified

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — It was a violent afternoon in Mosby Court on Monday after one man was shot to death in broad daylight.

The shooting happened shortly after 12 p.m. in the 1900 block of Raven Street. When officers responded to reports of shots fired, they initially found nothing. Roughly 20 minutes later, though, they received another call for shots fired in the same area and found a deceased adult male who had been shot multiple times behind one of the buildings. Police have identified the victim as 24-year-old Donyell T. Patillo.

Keon L. McDonald, 32, of the 600 block of Westover Woods Circle, was taken into custody on Monday. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and additional charges are pending.


While on scene investigating, 8News’ cameras were rolling when several fights broke out as tensions ran high. In the video below, you can see RPD Chief Alfred Durham rushing to break up one of the fights.

Durham told 8News incidents like such are causing response times in other parts of the city to suffer.

“Somewhere in this city somebody is calling 911, and they probably won’t be able to get the rapid response that they deserve,” Durham explained. “And again, we own that, but because of what is going on in our communities.


“I have made a plea, the mayor is making a plea and citizens have made a plea, we have to stop this,” Durham continued. “Every citizen has an obligation to ensure that their communities are safe. And don’t put that on only one person or an organization — this community, individuals in the community, stakeholders, everybody plays a role.”

8News has a crew on scene working to learn more details.

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