Fire Investigation Now A Homicide Investigation

Man In Two Alarm Fire Shot Multiple Times

November 06, 2019 - 4:23 pm

(Matt Demlein, WRVA)


Richmond, Va. ( -  The Richmond Police Department is investigating last Friday’s fatal fire at a warehouse on Thurman Street as a homicide.  The victim has been identified as Anthony Wheeler, 35, of Charles City.

At approximately 2:22 a.m. on November 1st, the Richmond Fire Department responded to Thurman Street for the report of a warehouse fire.  After the fire was suppressed, firefighters found Wheeler unconscious in the warehouse with apparent gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Anyone with information is asked to call Richmond Police.