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Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

June 18, 2014

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA Police have arrested a man in connection with a homicide that occurred in the 12500 block of Little Pond Lane on Monday, March 17.

Just after 3 a.m. on Monday, March 17, police responded to a residence in the 12500 block of Little Pond Lane for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival, officers located Farzad Sultani, 27, in the residence. Sultani, who lived at the residence, had been shot by an intruder. He was transported to Johnston-Willis Hospital and transferred to VCU Medical Center before he died as a result of his injuries.

On June 16, a multi-jurisdictional grand jury indicted Bret Chermel-Anthony Gilliam, 24, with first-degree murder, attempt first-degree murder, breaking and entering with intent to commit murder, and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in relation to the March 17 incident. Gilliam, of the 6300 block of Omo Road, was arrested on Tuesday, June 17, without incident.

Gilliam is being held without bond at the Chesterfield County Jail pending a hearing in Chesterfield County General District Court on Wednesday, June 18.

Bret Gilliam

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