Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Arrest Made in Rosecrest Avenue Homicide

Less than 12 hours after a man was murdered yesterday, Richmond Police detectives arrested the man responsible.

Chris L. Taylor, 26, of the 3700 block of Crutchfield Street, was arrested just before 3 a.m. today after detectives found him hiding in a hotel on Commerce Road.

In addition to several outstanding warrants, he was also charged with murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the shooting death of Brandon E. Goode, 20, of the 200 block of West 33rd Street.

Officers were initially called to the 1700 block of Rosecrest Avenue yesterday at 4:20 p.m. to investigate a report of shots fired and a man down. When they arrived, they found Goode shot in the street. He was taken to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Detectives still ask anyone with any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers anonymously by texting 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.