Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Victim Identified in Jefferson Davis Corridor Homicide


May 22, 2018

The Richmond Police Department has identified the female victim of a fatal shooting early this month in the Jefferson Davis Corridor as Geraldine R. Tillery, 61, of the 2300 block of Concord Avenue.

Shortly before 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, police were called to the 2300 block of Concord Avenue for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they found Tillery inside of a residence suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police were told when Tillery answered her door earlier that night, an unknown individual dressed in black shot her. The suspect fled the scene driving westbound on Concord Avenue toward Jefferson Davis Highway.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. She succumbed to her injuries yesterday afternoon..

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Person of Interest Sought in Blackwell Neighborhood Shooting


May 21, 2018

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the person of interest in a shooting which occurred last week in the Blackwell neighborhood.

At approximately 6:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, Richmond Department of Emergency Communications (DEC) received a call for random gunfire near the intersection of Albany Avenue and Jefferson Davis Highway. Shortly afterward at 5:13 p.m., VCU Police notified Richmond Police that a shooting victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The person of interest is described as a black male in his mid-30s with a light complexion and a stocky build. He has short dark hair, a dark mustache, and a dark beard. Photos of the person of interest are attached.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about the identity of the person of interest to call Major Crimes Detective J. Larry at (804) 646-5896 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or online at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smart phones may also be used. All three Crime Stoppers methods of contact are anonymous.



Friday, May 18, 2018

Suspect Sought in Breaking and Entering


May 18, 2018

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photo who is suspected of breaking into two businesses this week.

At approximately 5:10 a.m., on Wednesday, police responded to a business in the 6800 block of Forest Hill Avenue for the report of a burglar alarm. Surveillance video shows an unknown male breaking into the business by kicking in the glass door. The suspect is seen opening up a drawer inside. Nothing was reportedly taken from the business.

While on scene investigating, officers heard glass breaking from another business in the 6800 block of Forest Hill Avenue. When police arrived, the front glass door of the business had been shattered. Change was reported stolen from the business.

The suspect fled on foot and was last seen running from the parking lot toward Gravel Hill Road. He is described as a black male with a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a gray head cover, a dark blue T-shirt, dark pants and brown shoes.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect to call third Precinct Detective M. Sacksteder at (804) 646-1068 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.



Victim Identified in Walmsley Boulevard Homicide


May 18, 2018

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of yesterday’s homicide on Walmsley Boulevard as Elizabeth M. Zeigler, 34, of the 3400 block of Walmsley Boulevard.

At approximately 1:23 p.m., officers were called to the 4200 block of Walmsley Boulevard for the report of a person shot. Officers responded and found a female, Zeigler, on a sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where yesterday she died.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about persons in the area at that time, or information about this homicide, to contact Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem at (804) 814-7123 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All three Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

RPD Plans Release of Body-Worn Camera Video after Family Views It


May 17, 2018
Continuing its commitment to transparency, the Richmond Police Department plans to release the body-worn camera video of the police-involved shooting last Monday. Chief Alfred Durham has offered the first opportunity to show the video to the family of Marcus-David Peters.

“My primary concern during this difficult time has been for the family and for my officer,” said Chief Durham. “They remain greatly affected by this tragic loss of life. Showing the complete, unedited video to the family will allow us to provide a greater understanding of the circumstances that led to the use of deadly force.”

After the family has viewed the video, the Department will hold a news conference to share it with the media and review the Department’s policies and training covering the use of deadly force.

“I want to clear the air and set the record straight,” said Chief Durham. “There is so much misinformation out there right now. The facts are what should matter, here.”

“The Richmond Police Department has worked hard to develop trust with the community,” said Chief Durham. “I hope that by releasing this video we can maintain that positive relationship.”

A date and time for the news conference will be scheduled after meeting with the family.

Dominion Riverrock Street Closures



The nation’s premier outdoor annual sports and music festival, Dominion Riverrock, will take place tomorrow, May 18 through Sunday, May 20. The event, hosted by Richmond Sport Backers, is expected to bring over 3,500 participants to Browns Island during the weekend.

The following streets will be CLOSED for the event
·   Brown's Island Way and 2nd Street Connector between Tredegar and South 2nd Streets;
·   South 5th Street between Bragg and Tredegar Streets;
·   Tredegar Street between the Dominion Resource Entrance and South 7th Street.

Friday, May 18th, road closures will go into effect at 2 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, road closures will go into effect at 10 a.m. Streets will re-open each day once the event is over.
Please check the Dominion Riverrock website for more information about the event.



Officer Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting on I-95 Corridor


May 17, 2018

The Richmond Police Department
is continuing to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday evening on the Interstate-95 corridor at the Chamberlayne Avenue on-ramp.

The RPD officer involved in that incident has been identified as Officer Michael Nyantakyi.

Officer Nyantakyi, a black male, is a ten-year veteran of the Richmond Police Department. He remains on administrative leave while the investigation is continuing.