Richmond Police are investigating a double shooting that occurred at the American Heritage Apartments early Saturday morning and left one man dead. This is the city's 18th homicide this year.
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -
Richmond Police are investigating a double shooting that occurred at the American Heritage Apartments early Saturday morning and left one man dead. One man has been arrested in this crime; this is the city's 18th homicide this year.
The victim of the homicide has been identified as Phillip O. Nikolenko of Henrico.
Around 12: 40 a.m. on May 10, officers were called to 1001 E. Main St. for a report of a shooting inside the building. They arrived on scene to find two male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the hallway. Nikolenko died at the scene; the other victim was transported to VCU Medical Center l for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
Officers arrested Quinn E. Hazelwood, 27, of Richmond at the scene. He was charged with voluntary manslaughter.
The American Heritage Apartments building was evacuated while police cleared the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers by calling 804-780-1000 or texting “iTip” followed by the tip to 274637.
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