After his vehicle was observed leaving a shooting scene at a high rate of speed, police said, a Richmond man was arrested on two felony charges.
Just before 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, Richmond Police Department patrol officers were called to a shooting in the 1400 block of Hunt Street in Richmond.
Hunt Street is on the city’s northwest side, several blocks from Fairview Elementary.
Officers arrived to find Tyrus Malik Bell-Adcock, 24, of Richmond, with a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen area, said Capt. Curt Leverton.
Bell-Adcock was transported to Reid Health and then onto IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment. At the time, Bell-Adcock’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Leverton said.
Responding officers observed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed, Leverton said, and after a high-speed pursuit, the driver stopped in the 1200 block of Abington Pike in Richmond.
The driver, identified as Chandler Patrick Walker, 21, of the 100 block of South 12th Street in Richmond, was arrested on preliminary charges of unlawful possession of a handgun (Level 5 felony), resisting law enforcement (Level 6 felony) and battery with a weapon (Level 5 felony).
A judge found probable cause for the unlawful possession of a handgun and resisting law enforcement charges later that day. Walker’s bail was set at $27,500 with 10% cash authorized.
RPD investigators responded to both the area of the shooting and the vehicle stop to process the scenes for evidence and attempt to talk with witnesses, Leverton said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should call RPD at 765-983-7247.
Read more on this story in the Sept. 28 edition of Western Wayne News.