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Video captures Richmond Police caring for child at crime scene

Saquenta Dixon (Source: family photo) Saquenta Dixon (Source: family photo)
Andre Todd (Source: Instagram) Andre Todd (Source: Instagram)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Richmond Police are investigating after a man and woman are found dead overnight in south Richmond.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at the Meadow Creek Apartments, in the 5300 block of Hull Street, around 10:37 p.m. Monday.

The victims, Saquenta Dixon, 26, and Andre Todd, 26, were found dead in the parking lot [Police originally reported the victim's name as Saquetta Dixon but have since corrected this]. 

A lot of people are talking about the video showing Dixon's one year old daughter being cared for by Richmond Police officers.  The bodies of Dixon and Todd were only a few feet away.

In the middle of a double homicide crime scene, NBC12 cameras capture Richmond Police Officer Rebekah Moore carrying a diaper.  She ducks behind a car and minutes later is seen holding a one year old girl. 

Sgt. James Killingsworth, who has seven children, was first to hold the toddler.  "You're walking through the apartment and you got a little girl just sitting in the middle of it with her arms up crying," he said.

Officer Moore and Officer Cindy Marlowe also took care of the toddler including changing her diaper and feeding her sweet potatoes from an officer's lunch bag.

"We were just trying to calm her down and singing to her and rubbing her back and kind of rocking her back and forth to let her know that she was safe," says Officer Marlowe.  The officers say they know this is not something you see everyday.  "It's not the typical way the public see's us but it's typical for us to have a nurturing side."  

That care is something Dixon's family says they are grateful for as they deal with this tragedy. They let us meet the toddler named Laura so others will see she is safe. But the family is distraught.

"I just don't see how somebody could take somebody's mother," says Saquenta's brother Ravid Frye.  "She was just a very good person, and I love her with all my heart."

And little Laura isn't alone, she has two other siblings also dealing with the loss of their mother.  It's situations like these where all those involved hope these children can get past this tragedy. "Just have a successful full life, that's my hope," says Sgt. Killingsworth.

Police say the people who helped take care of little Laura include: Officer Randy Hager, Officer Michael Eldridge, the Richmond Ambulance Authority, Sgt. Piccard, Joanne Lewis with Child Protective Services, and a representative with Child Savers.

The medical examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Canine units and a police plane were here as part of the investigation. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Richmond Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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