Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend

Henrico police arrest Richmond man in connection with shooting at motel

- BY MARK BOWES mbowes@timesdispa­ (804) 649-6450

Henrico County investigat­ors have arrested a suspect in Tuesday’s double shooting that left a woman dead and a man critically injured outside the Extended Stay America motel near West Broad Street and Glenside Drive.

Kevin K. Mitchell, 34, was charged with a halfdozen offenses including second-degree murder, malicious wounding, two counts of felony use of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Mitchell, who police said has a registered address in Richmond, is accused of shooting the man and woman just before 9 p.m. Tuesday outside the Extended Stay America in the 6800 block of Paragon Place. After being called to the scene, police found the victims together near the staircase between the first and second floors.

The woman, Ashley Nicole Tolliver, 33, died after being transporte­d to a local hospital. The man, whom police did not identify, sustained life-threatenin­g injuries and remains in critical condition.

Police apprehende­d Mitchell on Thursday evening in the 6900 block of Forest Avenue, which is in a commercial area about 1.5 miles away from the Extended Stay and on the opposite side of Interstate 64. It was unclear whether Mitchell was staying at one of the nearby motels.

Lt. Matt Pecka, a police spokesman, said it was unclear whether Mitchell knew, or was acquainted with, the victims, or whether the victims were specifical­ly targeted. Pecka said investigat­ors are working to speak with the man to learn more.

Police said the investigat­ion is continuing and urged anyone with informatio­n to call Detective Rosser at (804) 501-5247. Tips also can be submitted anonymousl­y by calling Crime Stoppers (804) 780-1000.

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