February 4, 2020
The victim was found riddled with bullets in a burning building.
Living in a black-majority city does tend to lead to such things.
A second teenager has turned himself in after a Charles City man’s body was in a burning Richmond building in November.
Richmond Police said fire crews were dispatched to a Southside warehouse in the 00 block of Thurman Street on Nov. 1 just after 2:20 a.m.
After the fire was out, firefighters discovered 35-year-old Anthony S. Wheeler of Charles City unresponsive inside the warehouse and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, police said.
Wheeler was pronounced dead at the scene.
Richmond Police officials said Wednesday 20-year-old Marquise J. Culpepper, of the 2400 block of Hull Street in Richmond, who was in custody on unrelated charges, was charged in Wheeler’s death.
Culpepper was charged with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, robbery, and arson, police said. Officials said additional charges are also pending.
Additionally, police said they have outstanding warrants for 18-year-old Roquanta R. Beard, of Ritter Street in Richmond, and for 18-year-old Johntae D. Sauls, of Maury Street in Richmond, for their involvement in the crime.