Anthony R. Sweat, brother of Washington football player Montez Sweat, was killed in a shooting in Virginia

HENRICO, Va. Anthony R. Sweat, the 27-year-old brother of Washington Football Team player Montez Sweat, was killed in a shooting Tuesday night in Henrico County, according to Crime Insider sources.

Henrico Police said the shooting happened just after noon. 16 in the 7600 block of Wistar Village Drive. While some people ran away when shots broke out, others remained on the scene and helped provide assistance, but it was too late.

EMS declared Anthony, the sole victim of the shooting, dead on the spot.

Police confirmed he was from Stone Mountain, Georgia, but added he was known to be linked to the Richmond area.

Anthony’s death brings the total number of homicides reported for Henrico County to 25 in 2021. Last year there were 15.

The crime was one of four different shootings in Chesterfield, Henrico and Richmond that happened within four hours that police are all investigating as homicides.

If you have information about the shooting, you can call Detective Ensor at 804-501-5794, Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or online at Crime Stoppers and P3Tips are both anonymous.

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This is a 2021 photo of Montez Sweat from the Washington NFL football team. This photo reflects Washington’s active list from Monday, June 7, 2021, when this photo was taken. (AP photo)

CBS 6 reached out to the Washington Football Team on Wednesday morning. Sean DeBarbieri, the team’s director of football communications, said they have no statement at this time, but that head coach Ron Rivera would speak to the media at 13.45.


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