A suspect identified as Shon Bloomfield, 47, was being held in Henrico Jail in Henrico County, after three police agencies collaborated to bring the Chesterfield man into custody, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Shon Bloomfield, 47, was being held in Henrico Jail in Henrico County, Virginia, in connection with the death of an NFL player’s brother, authorities say. (Henrico County Jail)
Details of the arrest were not immediately disclosed, except that the arrest happened in Chesterfield, the report said.
Bloomfield is facing charges of second-degree murder and felonious use of a firearm in the death of Anthony Sweat, whose brother is a pass rusher for the NFL’s Washington Football Team.
Montez Sweat #90 of the Washington Football Team warms up before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 26, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (Getty Images)
Anthony Sweat, 27, was shot and killed behind an apartment complex in Richmond.
The victim was from Stone Mountain, Georgia, but had ties to the Richmond area, Henrico police told the newspaper.
After Anthony Sweat was killed, Washington coach Ron Rivera released a statement, offering support to players affected 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.”
It was the latest loss for the Sweat family. The Sweat brothers had lost their mother during 2021, the Washington Post reported.