RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Tuesday night’s shooting at The Belt Atlantic apartments on Midlothian Turnpike killed two people and left three injured. So far, police have arrested three suspects and charged them with first-degree murder.
The Richmond Police Department arrested Donald Hemmings, 22, Shyheem Martin, 23, and Sha-Mondrick Perry, 19, in connection to the crime.
According to court records on Thursday morning, all three men have been charged with first-degree murder. Perry and Hemmings were arraigned Wednesday morning in court at 9:05 am, about eight hours before Richmond police announced they’d arrested anyone.
When reporters asked chief Gerald Smith if anyone was in custody early Wednesday morning he said, “We have some great leads — but it is our goal to hold all who are responsible for this… accountable.” At that time, he did not explicitly say whether or not anyone was already behind bars.
Court records show Martin
Police announced the three arrests at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday but have yet to say when each man was actually taken into custody.
As of Thursday morning, a RPD spokesperson confirmed police are still looking for additional suspects.
Thirty-year-old Sharnez Hill died at the scene. Her 3-month-old daughter, Neziah Hill, was shot and later died at the hospital.
A 29-year-old woman and two young girls, ages 11 and 15, were also shot during the incident and remain in stable condition.
RPD responded to the mass shooting in the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27. The apartment complex was previously called the Midlothian Village apartments.
Authorities believe the gunmen were targeting a single apartment but ended up striking two adult women, two teenage girls and the 3-month-old girl.
Anyone with information should call Major Crimes Detective Russell at (804) 646-7715 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.