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Man Arrested in Christmas Day Shooting

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UPDATE: Richmond Police have arrested a man in connection with the homicide.

Antwone V. Mealey, 23, of the 1500 block of North 20th Street, surrendered at police headquarters. He has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Additional charges are pending.

Investigators believe this incident stemmed from an argument.


RICHMOND (WRIC)—A man was killed in a Christmas Day shooting in the Fulton neighborhood.

Richmond Police received a call at 12:24 p.m. on Dec. 25 for a report of shots fired. Officers arrived to find 25-year-old Adam Jamal El, of the 800 block of Old Nicholson Street, lying on the ground near the intersection of Old Nicholson and Fulton streets.

El was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. Police do not believe this was a random shooting.

"I just told them ‘I heard gunshots, come right away,'" says his father Tyrone Lipscombe-Bey. "I laid him down, he told me he was holding on, he had no pulse and then when I turned him over and laid him here and I checked his vitals he was gone."

Adam's father says it all started when Adam went outside to let their dog back inside. He says a car had pulled up out front and the dog was near a woman who was getting out of the car.

"He came out here to get the dog because the girl was scared of the dog. He wasn't attacking them or anything."

Adam's father says another man in the car punched Adam. Lipscombe-Bey says he called 911.

"I was talking to 911 and the next thing I know they were asking me questions and then I heard the gunshots."

Adam's uncle, who just wished to be identified at Mr. Lipscombe, says Adam had a bright future ahead of him.

"He liked to barber," he says. "His grandfather was a barber so he loved barbering and he helped his father out taking pictures and all so that was pretty much his lifestyle."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Metro Richmond at 804-780-1000.


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