Suspect barricaded near John Marshall High surrenders

Dequawn Kemon Wilson
Dequawn Kemon Wilson

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A police standoff ended peacefully this afternoon in North Richmond.
The suspect had barricaded himself inside an apartment on the 4200 block of Old Brooke Road.

The standoff lasted more than 3 and 1/2 hours. It closed several streets, forced the evacuation of several buildings, even put some kids on lockdown.

Police and SWAT team members were talking through a bullhorn with the suspect up until about 4:00 p.m. The suspect, calmly and quietly, came out the front door with his hands up in the air. He knelt on the ground and police slowly approached him, and eventually swooped him up and took him into custody.

We've since learned he is 21-year-old Dequawn Kemon Wilson. U.S. Marshals tried to serve him around noon with two warrants for a shooting on July 21st in the 2900 block of Hawthorne Avenue. He was the only person in the house.

No one was hurt. No shots were fired. Several residents were asked to leave their apartments and the nearby John Marshall High School and the YMCA were secured until Wilson surrendered.

The suspect, Dequawn Wilson, is in custody and being held at the Richmond City Jail.

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