Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Belvidere Street Homicide - Appeal for Witnesses

Richmond Police investigators are renewing their appeal for witnesses to come forward in the shooting death of William O. Ennis, III, 29, of Ashland. Ennis was shot and killed while driving a vehicle on Belvidere Street last Sunday night.

After interviewing several witnesses, investigators believe Ennis was not the intended target of the shooter. They have determined the shooting was not random – the gunman had apparently selected a target - but that Ennis unknowingly drove his vehicle into the line of fire and was struck.

Investigators know that there are several other people who saw what happened that night. They urge them to come forward either anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or by calling the department’s Tipline at 514-TIPS (8477) to speak to a detective.