Dontrell Mason, 21, has been charged in connection with the shooting of a 23-month-old girl in Richmond, Sunday night. Currently, Mason has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. However, police say more charges are pending.
Mason surrendered to police late Thursday evening. However, investigators were likely already closing in on him. They say tips from the Hillside Court community helped lead to this break. Sources also say a family member encouraged the wanted man to turn in himself.
Early Thursday morning, Richmond Police canceled a re-canvassing of the Hillside Court neighborhood, which had been scheduled in order to get more tips on the case. At that point, they told us they had made strides in their investigation into the shooting of the little girl.
Police were scheduled to take their search for the shooter back to the streets in Hillside Court, where the little girl was critically shot on Sunday. The child was in a home on Harwood Street when there was reportedly an argument. Sources told us shots were fired, the little girl was struck once and the suspect was no longer at the scene when officers arrived.
Mayor Dwight Jones and Police Chief Ray Tarasovic both expressed their outrage over the lack of witnesses coming forward in the case on Tuesday, but now it appears more information is coming to light.
The 23-month-old is one of three children shot in the city since the beginning of the year.
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