Police ID suspect, offer $5,000 reward in deadly Richmond triple shooting

RICHMOND, Va. — Police have identified the suspect in a Richmond triple shooting Monday that left one man dead, and seven-year-old and another man injured.

The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Anwar “Wawa” Phillips, the suspect from the shootings in the Blue Ridge Apartments.

Investigators say Phillips, 30, is known to frequent the hotels on Midlothian Turnpike. He is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs approximately 191 pounds.

Anwar “Wawa’ Phillips

“At approximately 9:25 p.m., officers were called to the 300 block of Red Ash Road for a report of shots fired,” a Richmond Police spokeswoman said. “Officers arrived and located three persons who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.”

The man who died was found outside, behind the apartment. The child and man injured in the shooting were found inside the apartment.

“They were transported to a local hospital with injuries that are not considered life threatening,” the Richmond Police spokeswoman said. “The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of the death.”

Phillips also has warrants on file for malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Other charges are pending.

Anyone with information about the location of Phillips is asked to call (877) 926-8332.