2 Virginia women were murdered by a retired police officer

RICHMOND (VA) -- Authorities in suburban Richmond announced that two women were found dead and that a retired officer of the police department was charged with second-degree killing in the murders.

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04 July 2022 Monday 18:20
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2 Virginia women were murdered by a retired police officer

RICHMOND (VA) -- Authorities in suburban Richmond announced that two women were found dead and that a retired officer of the police department was charged with second-degree killing in the murders. This occurred after a long weekend standoff.

Saturday afternoon saw Henrico County Police called to a house for a report of a shooting. According to a news release, officers arrived at the scene and heard gunfire.

According to local news reports and police, two men managed to escape the scene and then a standoff ensued.

After Richard Colon Crowder, a man identified later as Richard Colon Crowder, left the house while he was on the phone to police, law enforcement officers took him into custody Saturday evening. Two women were found dead by officers who entered the house.

Sunday's victims were identified as Diane Crowder from Henrico County, and Carrie Szaksz from nearby Mechanicsville.

Police confirmed that Richard Crowder (60), retired from the department in 2014. He was described as a "police officer" in a news release, but it did not give any details about his specific role.

Police said Crowder was being held without bond. Crowder is also facing charges of using a firearm to commit a felony or malicious wounding.

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