Thursday, July 22, 2010

35th Street Homicide

Hours before a vigil for Keith W. Bates, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force just found and arrested Elsumakeal M. Lamar, 29, for the murder of Bates.

Bates was found shot to death on the sidewalk in the 700 block of North 35th Street early Sunday morning. Lamar was also wanted for aggravated assault, use of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for the shooting of a second victim at the same scene.

The Richmond Police Department would like to thank the community for sharing information with investigators.

A mugshot of Lamar will be released when it’s available.