Rutland Man, Kahliq Richardson Charged with Unlawfully Possessing Firearm that Killed Another Rutland Man
(STL.News) The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Kahliq Richardson, 18, of Rutland, Vermont, was arrested yesterday evening for unlawfully possessing a firearm. Richardson is scheduled to appear remotely this afternoon for an initial appearance before the Hon. Kevin J. Doyle, United States Magistrate Judge.
According to the complaint filed earlier today, on Saturday, April 3rd, Rutland City Police responded to a shooting at the Quality Inn on South Main Street. In Room 100, they located a deceased male who had suffered a gunshot wound to the head, a tan Taurus 9mm pistol, assorted ammunition, suspected marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Witnesses identified Richardson as having possessed a tan firearm in the days prior to the shooting. Richardson subsequently reported to law enforcement that he had used cocaine base in Room 100 of the Quality Inn on the evening of April 3, 2021. Richardson also admitted to being in possession of the tan Taurus firearm, and that the firearm had accidentally discharged. Law enforcement subsequently searched Richardson’s bedroom, locating suspected marijuana and one 9mm ammunition cartridge.