Search continues for intruder who shot, killed 8-year-old boy in King William County

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KING WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The search continues for the person responsible for the shooting death of an 8-year-old King William County boy, according to Virginia State Police. 

The news comes after police say 60 tips over the past month has led to no arrest of the armed intruder. Police are still seeking the public’s help. 

Orlando Anderson Jr. died at VCU Medical Center on Jan. 21 after a gunman kicked in the front door to his family’s home on Robin Lane and opened fire. Anderson, who was sleeping, was struck by at least one of the bullets that ripped through his family’s home. 

“Ya’ll robbed me of that, and ya’ll just don’t know how that feels,” Anderson Sr., the young boy’s crying father told 8News. 

Orlando, known by his family as “Scrappy” later died at the hospital. 

In the days following the shooting, the heartbroken parents told 8News their son had an infectious smile and loved to dance, as well as the Dallas Cowboys, fishing and Steph Curry. 

“My son is not here anymore and you don’t know what it feels like until you go through it,” the child’s mother, Alexis Mines, said. “You might see it on TV every day, but when it hits home, its way worse than what you see.”

At the time of the shooting, the boy was with his father and grandmother, who were not injured in the shooting. 

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Richmond Field Office continues to actively investigate the homicide, with the assistance of the King William County Sheriff’s Office.

 Anyone with information relative to this investigation is asked to contact police at (804)553-3445 or #77 on a cell phone or by email at

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