Man accused of murdering stepson during family fight, police say


HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — A man is dead after police say his stepfather shot him during a family altercation early Wednesday morning in Henrico County.

Henrico Police officers responded to an altercation between family members early Wednesday morning.

Police said they arrived at the 6300 block of Trailing Ridge Court in a neighborhood along Darbytown Road after receiving a call around 12:13 a.m.

According to police, it was reported that 68-year-old Herbert L. Washington shot his stepson — 34-year-old Kevin Brown, Jr. — during an altercation.

Brown was transported to the hospital where he later died. Family members who were too upset to speak to 8News on camera said they are distraught and in shock.

Neighbors told 8News Washington didn’t get along with his stepsons and planned to move out soon.

Washington was taken into custody and has been charged with 2nd-degree murder and use of a firearm by a felon.

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