Suspect in Henrico double homicide is teen victim’s father


UPDATE: Abdool Z. Zaman has been captured in New York.

Police had launched a massive manhunt along the east coast for A. Zaman, who is originally from New York but lives in Florida.

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HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — Police have confirmed with 8News they are searching for 39-year-old Abdool Z. Zaman in connection to the deadly shooting of two 18-year-old girls last Thursday.

Zaman’s neice, Leona Samlall, and daughter, Vanessa Zaman, were shot and killed Thursday afternoon at around 12:15, according to police.

8News confirmed that Zaman is the father of one of the deceased teens. Police believe this was not a random act.

At this time, police have not provided a picture of A. Zaman or given a description besides him being 5’10”, 160 pounds.

The investigation is still ongoing, so if you have any information you’re urged to contact them immediately.

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