WPCNR POLICE GAZETTE. From White Plains Police. May 25, 2006 UPDATED 11:30 P.M. E.D.T.: Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety Daniel Jackson reported today to WPCNR that an argument lead to the shooting death of Kevin Chambliss of 70 Ferris Avenue Monday afternoon, and that have charged Omar Washington,27, of 120 Lake Street, White Plains and Fred Richardson,19, of 18 Clark Street, Yonkers, with second degree murder in connection with Washington's shooting. They were arraigned and remanded to the County Jail, yesterday, Jackson said.
A police spokesman reported to WPCNR late Thursday that all three subjects have extensive criminal histories. The spokesman said:
"Kevin Chambliss, the victim had an "extensive criminal history of minor offenses, including marijuana and some other drug charges, nothing violent. Omar Washington, of White Plains, has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years in state prison, for which he was to turn himself in for next week, and has an extensive criminal history of assault and weapons charges. Fred Richardson, of Yonkers, also has an extensive criminal history, including a stabbing, which is listed as a gang assault in Yonkers."
Police apprehended Washington at his residence at 120 Lake Street apartments Tuesday afternoon and arrested Richardson early Wednesday morning in Yonkers.
A man detained after his car was reported speeding from the scene, and found to be in possession of a handgun, was not charged, but was charged with second degree possession of a weapon Monday.
Jackson said both Richardson and Washington were both acting in consort, but that Richardson fired the shot that resulted in Chambliss dying in Westchester Medical Center at 5:50 P.M. Monday evening. Asked if Richardson and Washington were attacked by the victim, Jackson said the details of the fight itself we're not discussing at this point, the scuffle that was involved. It was a dispute over some property between the three subjects, Omar Washington, Fred Richardson and the Victim, Kevin Chambliss."
Asked if the victim owned Mr. Washington and Mr. Richardson any money or goods for services performed, Jackson said, "no, that doesn't appear to be part of the -- it's really complicated, the details of the dispute we're holding onto mainly because it's part of the case we're not releasing at this point."
Asked if the three were involved in some sort of ring, or organized, Jackson said, "No, not at this point."
Jackson commented on the reasons for the timely apprehensions: "The detectives have been working around the clock, and we had some real good cooperation between the communities. The fact that this occurred at 3:45 in the afternoon, on a very busy street, adjacent to a day care center, helped spur community involvement certainly. They were significantly upset by this."
Asked what the victim, Chambliss, did for a living, Jackson said, he did not know.