East End shooting suspect surrenders, cites "media pressure"

Press release from Richmond Police Department

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Thanks to media pressure, a man wanted in connection to a recent shooting surrendered to Richmond Police investigators today.

Andre Lee Seward, 35, has been charged with aggravated assault and using a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was wanted in connection with the Dec. 5 shooting in the 2100 block of Phaup Street. The shooting victim was injured when he responded to a knock at his door and the gunman forced his way inside the apartment. The victim's injuries were not life threatening.

Seward surrendered to investigators at approximately 2 a.m. today and told investigators he did so because of the media pressure.