Arrest Made, Suspects Sought in Warehouse Fire, Murder

Charles City Man Died in Richmond Blaze

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January 29, 2020 - 5:54 pm
Richmond Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal South Richmond warehouse fire. Two others sought. (Photo Credit: Richmond Police)

(Photo Credit: Richmond Police)

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(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Richmond Police detectives have made an arrest and are also asking for the public's assistance in located two suspects in the homicide that occurred prior to a Thurman Street fire.

At approximately 2:22 a.m. on November 1, the Richmond Fire Department responded to Thurman Street for the report of a warehouse fire. After the fire was suppressed, firefighters found 35 year old Anthony Wheeler Of Charles City down and unresponsive in the warehouse. He had suffered apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Major Crimes detectives have been investigating. Last week, 20 year old Marquise Culpepper, who was in custody on unrleated charges, was charged in the incident with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, robbery and arson. Additional charges are pending. 

Detectives currently have outstanding warrants for 18 year old Roquanta Beard and for 18 year old Johntae Sauls for their involvement in this incident. Detectives are seeking information on their whereabouts from the public. 

Anyone with further information about this homicide or anyone who knows the whereaboutsof Beard or Sauls is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective M. Godwin at (804) 317-6922 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.

 

Richmond Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal South Richmond warehouse fire. Two others sought. (Photo Credit: Richmond Police)
(Photo Credit: Richmond Police)
Richmond Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal South Richmond warehouse fire. Two others sought. (Photo Credit: Richmond Police)
(Photo Credit: Richmond Police)