Anthony Brooks Jr.

Anthony Brooks Jr. has been charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm during a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon, Richmond police said.

Police say citizen involvement played a key role helping officers arrest a shooting suspect in the Davee Gardens neighborhood of South Richmond.

Anthony C. Brooks Jr.'s arrest for the shooting late Tuesday morning came on the heels of a community walk-through in Davee Gardens on Monday evening by Richmond Police Chief Bryant T. Norwood and other law-enforcement officers.

Police said Brooks shot a man and tried to hide in Davee Gardens, only to find that everywhere he ran, neighbors shouted out his location until officers quickly captured him.

“This is the power of having great community relationships. You couldn’t ask for a better example,” Second Precinct Capt. Harvey Powers said.

Brooks was arrested for an 11:14 a.m. shooting that left a man with six gunshot wounds in his legs in the 2200 block of Summerhill Avenue. He was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he was in stable condition today.

Brooks, 18, of no fixed address, has been charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm during a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon.

 

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