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Newport News Police Department
Monday July 26th, 2010 :: 05:46 p.m. EDT


UPDATE: Police Investigate Fifteenth Homicide of 2010 - Arrest Made

UPDATE 7/26/10: Homicide detectives have arrested Ryan Ramon Mauricio Frink, 20, of the 4400 block of Baughman Court in Newport News and Rakeem Ramon Williams, 21, of the 800 block of Roam Court in Newport News with the homicide of Derron Richardson. Each is charged with one count of murder and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The motive is an ongoing dispute.

On Monday, July 26, 2010 at approximately 5:24 A.M. communications received a call of a man who had been shot in the 4100 block of Newsome Drive (Newsome Park Townhomes). When officers arrived, they located a 23-year-old male, lying on the sidewalk near apartment 4153, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as Derron Richardson, 23, of the 2300 block of Jefferson Avenue in Newport News.

Detectives are currently following up on several leads and ask that anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. As always your call is confidential, you could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you never have to testify in court.

Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

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Non-emergencies: 757-928-4100

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