Richmond shooting victim dies on close friend's doorstep

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police say 19-year-old Antwon Freeman was shot and killed on the 1300 block of St. John Street in Gilpin Court.

Nikisha Taylor says Freeman was coming to visit her around 8:00 p.m. Sunday, but he didn't even make it to her front door. She says she heard several gun shots, walked out of her home and saw Freeman on the ground in a pool of blood on her porch. Taylor says he had been shot in the leg and a through his head.

"I couldn't believe it," said Taylor. "I said, 'That's not Twon.' Everybody started crying."

According to jail records, Freeman had just gotten out of jail a little over a year ago. He served time on assault, robbery, and possession of fire arm charges in 2010. Regardless of his record, Taylor says she doesn't understand why her friend was a target.

"He didn't deserve to die like that," Taylor added. "Then they killed him on my porch. He was like my brother. He was a good person. He didn't do anything to anybody. He didn't deserve to die like that."

Taylor didn't see the suspects who also shot bullets through her mom's bedroom window.

"It's a good thing she wasn't in her bed because the bullets came through her room it's usually where she was sitting," Taylor noted.

Friends and family just hope police will find the suspects who killed her friend and put other lives in danger.

"Twon was good person," Taylor said. "He was really goofy. All he did was laugh and play. He was a nice person to be around. I can't believe he's gone."

Police are still in the middle of this investigation. If you have any information that could help lead police to an arrest call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. You can also text your tips to: 274637. Use the keyword I-TIP. Your leads can remain anonymous.

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