According to a source, an arrest was made on Friday in Virginia in the shooting murder of NFL star Montez Sweat’s brother on December 28.
Shon Bloomfield, 47, was being detained at Henrico Jail after three police agencies worked together to apprehend the Chesterfield man, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The details of the detention were not immediately given, save that it occurred in Chesterfield, according to the article.
Bloomfield is charged with second-degree killing and felonious use of a handgun in the killing of Anthony Sweat, brother of a NFL player.
Anthony Sweat, 27 years old, was shot and died behind a Richmond apartment complex.
According to Henrico police, the victim belonged to Stone Mountain, Georgia, however, he had links to the Richmond region.
Following the death of Anthony Sweat, Washington coach Ron Rivera issued a statement in which he offered his condolences to the players who had been impacted by the tragedy.
“It is rough and our thoughts and prayers are with the families. We try to make sure that the players understand that we’re here for them,” Rivera said. “We do have a team psychologist and she’s available, as well as not just myself but position coaches, coordinators and Malcolm Blacken, who is our director of player development. … We’re there for them.”
This was the Sweat family’s latest setback. According to the Washington Post, the Sweat brothers lost their mother in 2021.