Man accused of killing mother in front of her sons in Richmond is arrested
Richmond police say Lawyer Dushan McBride, suspected of killing a mother in front of her two sons in Richmond, was arrested Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Photo: Richmond Police Department
Police tracked down and arrested a man who allegedly shot a mother to death as she drove her two sons to school in Richmond, ending the manhunt as questions swirled over whether that city’s officers should have done more when they were called to the victim’s home the night before she died.
Lawyer Dushan McBride, 43, of San Pablo, was taken into custody at a fast food restaurant in Sacramento around 1 p.m. Wednesday, said Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan. Police had obtained a $2 million warrant accusing McBride of murdering 29-year-old Rashanda Franklin on Tuesday morning.
“I think we caught him by surprise,” Tan said. “We are just relieved he is caught.”
The lieutenant said officers nabbed McBride with the help of federal marshals and more than 100 tips from the public. McBride’s silver 2007 Mercedes S550 sedan — which he allegedly fled in after the shooting — was seized on the scene by police, Tan said.
A memorial at 29th Street and Rheem Avenue marks the spot in Richmond where Rashanda Franklin was killed Tuesday. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested Wednesday, and police say he shot and killed Franklin while she was in a car with her two sons.
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