Monday, February 22, 2010

Broad Street Shooting Update

The Richmond Police Department would like citizens to know that investigators are following up on multiple leads after a shooting Friday night in the 1600 block of West Broad Street.

After receiving a call for a fight with shots fired just after 10:30 p.m., officers found a 19-year-old male with a gunshot wound. He was taken to VCU Medical Center for his injuries and he is currently in critical but stable condition.

During their investigation, officers arrested Quionte D. White, 18, of the 1000 block of Edgehill Road, and charged him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. At this time, he has not been charged in connection with the shooting.

Based on officers’ quick response, evidence was recovered at the scene, and investigators are still interviewing witnesses. Fourth Precinct officers will increase patrols in that area, and have also met with business owners to see how they, and the Department, can improve security in the area.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.