Monday, April 18, 2011

4th Street Homicide

At approximately 5:04 p.m. Sunday, Richmond Police officers responded to the 1200 block of North 4th Street for a report of a person shot.

When officers arrived, they found Melvin S. Edwards, 29, of the 2700 block of 4th Avenue, shot to death.

This appears to be an isolated incident, and investigators are still working to establish a motive. Investigators are following up on several leads, and are aggressively pursuing any witnesses to the crime.

Investigators are asking anyone with any information about this crime to call the Richmond Police Tipsline at 514-TIPS (8477) or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 first using the word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.