RPD: Victim accidentally shot by friend; dropped at Chippenham Hospital

Darell Meredith, courtesy of the Richmond Police Department

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of a fatal shooting who showed up Saturday afternoon at Chippenham Hospital with bullet wounds.

Police said that Nygel E. Williams, 22, of the 400 block of Vevadel Drive was shot at approximately 3:30 p.m. while visiting his friend Darell N. Meredith.

Reports are that Williams was accidentally shot by Meredith who was “carelessly handling” a firearm.

Meredith and several other friends transported Williams to the hospital in their own vehicle, where he died just minutes after arriving from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Meredith is now being charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.

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