Police: 4 charged in Kevin Quick murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9/WTVR/AP) -- Virginia State Police announced a major development in the kidnapping and murder of a Waynesboro Reserve Police Captain Kevin Quick.

United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy, Assistant United States Attorney Ronald Huber, Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney Russell McGuire, along with officials from the Virginia State Police, the FBI and the Waynesboro Police Department held a press conference at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

According to an indictment unsealed on Friday, the people who carjacked, kidnapped and killedQuick were members of the Bloods street gang who robbed stores and sold drugs before the murder.

The suspects killed Quick "for the purpose of gaining entrance to and maintaining and increasing position in the enterprise, an enterprise engaged in racketeering activity," the indictments indicated.

Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton, Mersadies Shelton and Travis Bell are charged with Quick's murder.

"On or about January 31, 2014, Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton, Mersadies Shelton and Travis Bell carjacked a vehicle belonging to Kevin Quick and kidnapped him," the indictment read. "[The suspects] drove around to various banks in Virginia, in Quick's vehicle, and made, or attempted to make, withdrawls from Kevin Quick's bank accounts. During some of these attempts, Quick was still in the vehicle being held against his will."

The indictment went on to say the suspects murdered Quick and left his body in Goochland County woods.

Other suspected gangs members are accused of obstructing justice by "altering, destroying and concealing documents and property belonging to Quick in order to prevent their discovery." They are also accused of destroying or concealing a .40 caliber firearm so police would not be able to find it.

The suspects were members of the "99 Goon Syndikat," a set of the Bloods street gang started in November 2009, according to the indictment.

Quick was reported missing Feb. 1 after he failed to show up the night before at his girlfriend's residence in Albemarle County. His body was found in a wooded area in Goochland County on Feb. 6. The cause of death hasn't been released.

Five people have been charged in connection with his disappearance and death.


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