RICHMOND -- A murder suspect nabbed by police at a funeral was arraigned in Superior Court on Friday afternoon, charged in the Feb. 4 shooting death of a rival gang member, police said.

Jamal Mosley, 29, was charged with murder and special gang and gun enhancements in the killing of Frank Potts, 24.

Police allege that Mosley, a member of Murder Block, a central Richmond neighborhood gang, shot and killed Potts when he spotted him riding a motorcycle in the 1700 block of Chanslor Avenue, Murder Block turf.

"Mosley emerged as the main suspect early in the investigation," Richmond police Capt. Mark Gagan said.

Police spotted Mosley on Wednesday while surveilling the funeral of Andre Cross, 34, who was shot multiple times when he walked out of a house in the 2800 block of McBryde Avenue on the night of Nov. 28.

Mosley was attending services for Cross at Wilson & Kratzer, a funeral home at 24th Street and Barrett Ave. Meanwhile, police cruisers circled the blocks before moving in.

"(Mosley) was arrested without incident," Gagan said.

Gagan said Potts was a known member of the Easter Hill Boys, a south Richmond gang named for the now-demolished Easter Hill housing projects. The Easter Hill Boys are known rivals of central Richmond neighborhood gangs.


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Potts' death was not his first brush with violence. In September 2008, Potts wound up in critical condition and nearly died after being stabbed in the chest with an 8-inch butcher knife by his twin sister, Charlia Potts. The siblings had reportedly been arguing over a cellphone.

There have been 18 homicides in Richmond this year.

Contact Robert Rogers at 510-262-2726 and follow him at Twitter.com/roberthrogers.