Man charged with homicide after attempted burglary ended in fatal shooting

Camron Thomas

Over a year later, a homicide suspect was arrested by the Richmond police.

Camron Thomas, 24, Versailles, was arrested on Monday and charged with murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree attempted robbery, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

According to a citation, on Oct. 9, 2020, Thomas caused the death of a victim by shooting him with a handgun during an attempted robbery. Thomas entered and remained unlawfully in the victim’s residence with the intent of committing a crime with a deadly weapon and caused physical injury to the victim, who was not a participant in the crime.

According to a release on the Richmond Police Department’s Facebook on Oct. 9, 2020, officers responded to a reported burglary with shots fired at 1:43 a.m. Upon arrival, police found a male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The citation states, Thomas was a convicted felon with multiple prior convictions and is prohibited from possessing a handgun.

The release on Facebook states investigators have been working over the past year to collect evidence and interviewed witnesses who identified Thomas as the one responsible for the homicide.

The citation states, additional evidence also placed Thomas at the victim’s residence at the date and time of the offense.

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