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July 3, 2012

Suspect in Sizemore Drive shooting surrenders



A suspect wanted in connection with a June 24 shooting on Sizemore Drive that sent a woman to the hospital surrendered to Richmond Police on Sunday evening.

Eldon Washington, 25, of Danville, faces charges of first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree burglary and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. He is being held in the Madison County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

Based on a news release from Police Chief Larry Brock, the Richmond Register reported June 26 that police were searching for Washington and another man, George V. McPherson, 26, also of Danville.

Brock said Monday that police had made contact with McPherson, and he was no longer the subject of a man hunt.

“Police and prosecutors will review the evidence and determine whether charges against Mr. McPherson are appropriate,” the chief said.

Officers were dispatched early Sunday, June 24, to an apartment in the 700 block of Sizemore Drive in response to a report of shots fired in the area.  

Upon arrival, officers discovered that both front windows of the apartment had been broken.

“A female resident exited the apartment and advised officers that a visiting friend of hers in the apartment had been shot,” Brock said.

“Officers then located a 22-year-old female on the bathroom floor suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.”

Police have not released the victim’s name.

The woman told investigators someone had attempted to kick her front door open, Brock said.

“When this proved unsuccessful, the suspect broke the front living room window at which time the female resident observed a male known to her as George V. McPherson,” the chief said.

The female resident then retreated to the bathroom to call police. While doing so, she heard a series of gun shots.  

“The other female in the apartment then entered the bathroom and reported that she had been shot,” he said.

The women told police that Washington was accompanying McPherson, according to the original report. The injured female was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and underwent surgery for what police called “non-life threatening” injuries.  

Both men fled the scene after the shooting. A warrant was obtained June 28 for Washington’s arrest, and he arrived at the Richmond Police station Sunday, July 1, at 7:22 p.m. and surrendered.

Ronica Shannon can be reached at rshannon@ or 624-6608.

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