Death blow to NFL player Montez Sweats’ brother leads to arrest in Virginia: report

An arrest was made in Virginia on Friday in the shooting death on Dec. 28 of NFL player Montez Sweats’ brother, according to a report.

A suspect identified as Shon Bloomfield, 47, was detained at Henrico County Jail after three police officers collaborated to bring the Chesterfield man into custody, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Shon Bloomfield, 47, was detained at Henrico Jail in Henrico County, Virginia, in connection with the death of an NFL player's brother, authorities say.  (Henrico County Jail)

Shon Bloomfield, 47, was detained at 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 revealed, except that the arrest took place in Chesterfield, the report said.

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Bloomfield is charged with second-degree murder and aggravated 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 from the Washington Football Team warms up before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Arlington, Texas.

Montez Sweat # 90 from the Washington Football Team warms up before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Arlington, Texas.
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Anthony Sweat, 27, was shot and killed behind an apartment complex in Richmond.

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The victim was from Stone Mountain, Georgia, but was linked to the Richmond area, Henrico police said told the newspaper.

After Anthony Sweat was killed, Washington coach Ron Rivera issued a statement offering support to players affected by the tragedy.

“It’s tough and our thoughts and prayers are with the families. We’re trying to make sure the players understand that we’re here for them,” Rivera said. “We have a team psychologist and she is available, as well as not only myself but also position coaches, coordinators and Malcolm Blacken, who is our director of player development. … We are there for them.”

It was the latest loss for the Sweat family. The Sweat brothers had lost their mother during 2021, writes the Washington Post.

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