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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Four Men Arrested on Murder Charges in 2018 Homicide

Four Men Arrested on Murder Charges in 2018 Homicide 

 

Four men have been indicted and arrested for murder in connection with the November 2018 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Zykari Rhone on Dowd Street.


Officers responded to a “shots fired” call in the 600 block of Dowd Street around 10:30 p.m. on November 16, 2018. When officers arrived, they found Rhone lying outside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


The following four men were indicted on murder charges on August 19, 2019: Ricky Shyiem Kashan Barfield, Ortez Lavelle Richardson, Robert Louis Pridgen Jr. and Troy Lekemn Howard.


Barfield, 25, was arrested on August 21 on charges of murder, felony conspiracy, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver. He was charged with a felony probation violation in September.


Pridgen, 28, was arrested on September 11 on charges of murder and a misdemeanor probation violation.


Richardson, 25, was arrested on October 11 on charges of murder, possession of a stolen firearm, assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and misdemeanor larceny.

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