‘He didn’t deserve it’: Flying Squirrels employee found shot to death inside northside home

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond Flying Squirrels employee was found shot to death inside his northside home Monday night. 

Alexander Wynn, 60, was a member of the food service staff at The Diamond, according to team officials. He had worked with the team since the 2017 season.

Officers found Wynn shot dead inside his home on Bancroft Avenue, near Wellington Street, around 9:30 p.m.; he had just gotten home from working Monday night’s game.

Flying Squirrels VP and COO Todd “Parney” Parnell told 8News this wasn’t just losing an employee, but a piece of their family. 

“We try to make every single person that works here feel like family,” Parney said. “So that’s where it hurts our people the most, our Flying Squirrels family the most. In particular, the food and beverage people that worked so closely with him.”

A man who lived with Wynn called him a great cook and person.

“He loved to cook,” Henry Loftin told 8News. “He was a good person.”

Loftin said he came home to find Wynn lying unconscious in his upstairs bedroom.

“I flipped his arm over and I saw things that should have never been there,” Loftin said. “I knew there was no way of reviving him, I checked the pulse, stepped back and called 911.”

“I hope they find him,” Loftin said of the gunman. “Because (Wynn) didn’t deserve it.”

Parney said they are working closely with the food service staff at this time and are internally working to plan ways to honor Wynn’s memory. 

The Flying Squirrels released an official statement from ParneyThursday morning: 

“We are deeply saddened by Alexander’s tragic passing. Our food and beverage operation is imperative to our fan experience and each employee provides an incredible service not only to our fans, but to our organization as a whole. We grieve the sudden and senseless loss of Alexander, and we are internally working to plan ways to honor his memory for being part of who we are.”

Authorities have not released any suspect information. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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