5 arrested, charged in connection to murder of Richmond 15-year-old
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -Richmond Police have charged five people for the murder of 15-year-old Tynashia Humphrey, who was shot in Gilpin Court in September.
On Monday, Sept.12, around 7:27 p.m., officers were called to the 900 block of North 1st Street for the report of shots fired. When they arrived, they found Humphrey down and unresponsive on a sidewalk. She had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
“This was a senseless act of violence which resulted in the heartbreaking death of a young lady,” said Chief Gerald M. Smith. “We all have a role to play when it comes to stopping gun violence. We must act now to prevent more tragedies from ruining more lives and families.”
Police have charged the following five in connection to Humphrey’s murder:
- Rarmil Coley-Pettiford, 25, of Richmond, has been charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony, discharge of a firearm in a public place and discharge of a gun from a moving vehicle.
- Tyree Coley, 20, of Richmond, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
- Savonne Henderson, 23, of Henrico, has been charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharge of a firearm in a public place and discharge of a gun from a moving vehicle.
- Mitchell Hudson, Jr., 20, of Richmond, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
- Rashard Jackson, 21, of Richmond, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Additional charges are pending.
Humphrey’s family said they’re feeling some relief but are still grieving after these additional arrests.
“That goes to show you there was a lot of involvement, you know, amongst other people which should have come forth from the start,” Ricky Johnson, Humphrey’s cousin, said. “We shouldn’t have had to waste tax dollars for the police to chase people when all they had to do was man up and come forward.”
Johnson said his family knows what comes next will not just be hard for their family but for everyone involved.
“Every time someone else is being held accountable, that’s another court date that they want us to sit there, and they want us to listen,” Johnson said. “They wanna know how we feel. They wanna know our pain. That’s a hurtful feeling it’s like having her funeral all over again.”
Since his cousin’s death in September, Johnson said that shootings involving teenagers have gotten out of hand.
One of the most recent shootings involved a 17-year-old whose body was found in a trash can.
“We need counselors, not just in-school counselors. We need professional counselors,” Johnson said. “These kids are going through something. The streets are going through something, and it’s a call out for help right now.”
Johnson said he hopes other families impacted by gun violence can also find justice for their loved ones.
“We was not going to go silently, we raised a lot of noise, and we kept it in the news, and we’re still keeping it the news, and all I’m asking is these same families do the same thing,” Johnson said. “If somebody sees something, say something and let’s hold all these men fully accountable to the full extent of the law.”
Anyone with further information about this homicide is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective P. Ripley at 804-646-0423 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.
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