Richmond PD: One Dead, Another Arrested After Accidental Shooting

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Richmond police said a man had been charged in a deadly shooting that investigators believed had been an accident.

Officers said Richard D. Sirry, 19, Berea, was arrested Monday for reckless homicide.

According to police, the shooting happened around 10:00 Sunday night at an apartment on Wayne Drive.

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Investigators said the victim, Cody Dittman, 24, lived in the home.

Police said Dittman’s roommate owned a rifle and had allowed Sirry to look at it.

Officers said Dittman then grabbed the barrel of the weapon and pulled it towards his forehead.



Police said the safety had been off when the rifle discharged.

According to investigators, Dittman was shot in the head and died at the scene.

The roommate, Zachary A. Redmerski, 21, was cited for giving Sirry alcohol, police said.