Man sentenced to 5 years in Richmond double shooting

Vashawn Hill (Source: Richmond Police)
Vashawn Hill (Source: Richmond Police)
Published: Apr. 1, 2019 at 2:16 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Vashawn Hill will serve five years in prison stemming from a 2018 double shooting in Richmond.

Hill was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, a charge that was amended from first-degree murder, in the death of 26-year-old Tevon Cook.

Cook was transported to the hospital following the shooting where he later died. Hill was detained near the scene after officers arrived in the 1900 block of Spotsylvania Street.

Hill also faced a charge of malicious wounding that was amended to unlawful wounding.

All five years of his sentence were for the voluntary manslaughter charge.

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