Friday, August 31, 2012

Arrest Made in Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run

Taj I. Conway

The Richmond Police Crash Team made an arrest this afternoon in Tuesday’s fatal hit-and-run on Walmsley Boulevard.

Taj Idrissa Conway, 34, of the 3100 block of Vale Street is charged with felony hit-and-run. Conway turned himself in to Richmond Police around 2:30 p.m. He is being held without bond at the Richmond City Jail.

Around 8:42 p.m. Aug. 28, Richmond Police received a call for a person down in the roadway in the 4500 block of Walmsley Boulevard. Officers found Jeffrey Shawn Smith lying in the westbound lane of Walmsley. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Richmond Police thanks the public for the many calls providing information in this investigation and the media’s continuous coverage, which contributed to the arrest. The investigation is still ongoing.