Three charged in Midlothian Turnpike homicide that killed a mom and her 3-month-old baby


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department charged three men in connection with Tuesday night’s fatal shooting at The Belt Atlantic apartments on Midlothian Turnpike.  

In a press release, detectives said they charged Donald Hemmings, 22, Shyheem Martin, 23, and Sha-Mondrick Perry, 19, with conspiracy to commit murder. Additional charges are pending.

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.

  • Shyheem Martin (Photo: Richmond City Police)
  • Shamondrick Perry (Photo: Richmond City Police)
  • Donald Hemmings (Photo: Richmond City Police)

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.


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