Thursday, October 12, 2017

Crestview Road Homicide


October 12, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is now classifying the Crestview Road shooting which occurred last week as a homicide.

At approximately 12:29 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, police were called to the 3900 block of Crestview Road for a report of a person shot. When police arrived, they located Hakeem W. Winston, 24, of the 800 block of Admiral Gravely Boulevard suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Winston was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after. The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

A second call was received at approximately 12:36 p.m. that afternoon for an adult male who arrived at a local hospital with a life-threating gunshot wound.

Detectives have determined the two incidents are related. At this time, police are not actively seeking any suspects.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Coates at (804) 646-0729 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Arrest Made in Charity Street Shooting


October 12, 2017

Richmond Police detectives with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force have arrested a suspect in connection to the shooting which occurred last week in Gilpin Court.

Yesterday, Rod’Que L. Hoggard-Johnson, 24, of the 200 block of West Charity Street, turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force in connection with the shooting. He has been charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

At approximately 9:20 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 5, officers responded to the 900 block of Chamberlayne Parkway for the report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located a victim inside a building suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated. Police determined the incident occurred in the 200 block of West Charity Street.

Detectives ask anyone with any additional information to call Major Crimes Detective J. Miller at (804) 646-3930 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting Returned to Active Duty


October 11, 2017

The Richmond Police Department was involved in a fatal shooting last May in which Jaison Fitzgerald was killed. RPD Officer Cleophas Williams was placed on administrative leave immediately following the shooting.

Chief Alfred Durham met this week with Fitzgerald’s family to express his condolences in person.

“This has been a difficult time for everyone involved in this case,” said RPD Chief Alfred Durham. “Mr. Fitzgerald’s family, Officer Williams and his family, and the Department have all been deeply affected by what happened. A life was lost, and for that I am sorry.”

The Department will conduct an administrative investigation into the case now that the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute Officer Williams. He returned to active duty September 20 following that notification.

The shooting occurred shortly after 6 p.m., Monday, May 15 during a traffic stop in the 3800 block of Lynhaven Avenue.

Officer Williams was not wearing a body-worn camera. The RPD has been unable to locate any video of the shooting, either from other officers or bystanders.

Man Wanted in Shockoe Bottom Double Homicide


October 11, 2017

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate a man wanted in connection to a double homicide that took place in Shockoe Bottom early Sunday morning.

Dominique D. Brockenbrough, 40, of Richmond, is wanted on charges of aggravated malicious wounding, possessing and transporting a firearm by a convicted felon, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Additional charges are pending. A recent photo is attached.

At approximately 1:16 a.m., Sunday, officers patrolling in the area heard gunfire. When police arrived to the 1700 block of East Main Street they located Deonte M. Bullock, 29, and Oscar W. Lewis II, 25, suffering from life threatening gunshot wounds. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene. Bullock was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries Sunday afternoon. Brockenbrough fled the area on foot after the shooting.


Brockenbrough is described as a black male, 5’6” tall, weighing approximately 190 pounds with black hair, a dark full beard, and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both arms, chest, and back.

He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who sees him is asked to call police immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective P. Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Dominique D. Brockenbrough
 
 

Victim Identified in Jefferson Davis Highway Homicide


October 11, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday morning on the city’s south side.

At approximately 5:02 a.m., police received a call for a person down in the 4600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. When police arrived, they located an adult male deceased from gunshot wounds in the rear parking lot of a business.
The victim has been identified as Chanti N. Robinson, 29, of the 3000 block of 2nd Avenue

The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective R. Wigfall at (804) 646-6769 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Arrest Made in Forest Hill Bank Robbery


October 11, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has arrested Robert A. Wallace, 44, of the 40 block of Pilkington Street, who is suspected of robbery which occurred last week in the Forest Hill neighborhood.

At around 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, police were called for a commercial robbery which occurred at the Wells Fargo at 7119 Forest Hill Avenue. The suspect entered the bank and after pacing around the lobby for a few minutes, approached a teller with a note demanding money. The teller complied and handed the suspect a plastic bag with cash. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.
Wallace was taken into custody Thursday, Oct. 5 without incident.

“His apprehension was a joint effort between Third Precinct detectives, Focus Mission Team officers, and members of the community who provided information through Crimes Stoppers and social media,“ said Sgt. Charles Hayes.


Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at
www.7801000.com. Both Crime Stoppers contacts are anonymous.



Monday, October 9, 2017

Suspects Sought in Connection to Larceny, Credit Card Fraud


October 9, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who is suspected of larceny and credit card fraud.

At approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, police were called to the 2600 block of Stony Point Parkway for a report of a larceny. Officers were told that at approximately 11:45 a.m. earlier in the day, as the victim was dining at a restaurant at Stony Point Fashion Center, the suspect, who was sitting directly behind her, bumped her chair. Later, as she was about to leave, the victim noticed her purse was missing.
Police later discovered one of the credit cards in the purse was used at around 12:45 p.m. at the Target located at 7107 Forest Hill Avenue. Surveillance video shows the two suspects attempting to make a transaction.

The suspects are described as:
·        Suspect 1: A Hispanic male with a thin build. At the time he was wearing a gray polo shirt with a dark color with a light stripe, dark red pants, dark-colored shoes, and a red baseball cap with the letter, “H,”

·        Suspect 2: A white or Hispanic female with a medium build. At the time she was wearing a gray top, dark-colored leggings, light-colored flat shoes, and a tote bag with a design and dark-colored straps
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Third Precinct Detective Alexandra Davila at (804) 646-1069 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.