A second Richmond man now faces murder charges in the fatal shooting of two brothers in a dispute over dog feces left in front of a Manchester apartment.
The Richmond area’s multijurisdictional grand jury on Wednesday indicted Darryl Lamont Jefferson, 37, of the 2400 block of Coles Street, with two counts of first-degree murder in the April 18 shootings of Ahmad K. Phillips, 24, and Ahkeem K. Phillips, 28, both of Richmond.
Several members of the Phillips family moved to the Richmond area after losing their home in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Now the victims’ mother, Roslyn Phillips, is in the process of moving back to New Orleans to live with surviving family members.
“My boys were murdered,” she said Thursday evening. “I have nothing else in Richmond.”
RTD has the unfortunate details in this senseless crime.
Police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh confirmed that investigators believe the motive for the shootings was a dispute between neighbors. Sanchez said she was home early Wednesday evening when she heard Ahmad Phillips arguing with the owner of a pit bull. She said Ahmad Phillips complained that the dog had urinated outside Phillips’ apartment the previous day and then found feces outside his door on Wednesday. Sanchez said Phillips had moved the feces and placed it outside the dog owner’s apartment and the dog owner had moved it back.
The information above is not from any official police statement. The woman quoted, Maria Sanchez lives in the building. Sanchez took pictures shortly after the crime with her phone and posted a graphic video to Facebook. The details of exactly what happened are still unclear but it appears that the involved parties started fighting at least verbally a few times before the shooting. Police were called in twice due to noise prior to the shootings. Again this information is from Sanchez and the RTD not the Richmond Police.