Saturday, June 15, 2013

Arrest Made in Morning Homicide

June 15, 2013

Arrest Made in Morning Homicide

This morning at approximately 5 a.m., Richmond Police Department officers on patrol in the Gilpin Court Housing Community heard shots fired nearby.

Within a minute they located a victim unresponsive in the 1200 block of St. Peters Street. The victim, a black male in his early twenties, was dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

A suspect description was quickly obtained and broadcast. Minutes later other officers stopped a male who matched the suspect description in the 400 block of West Broad Street.

This individual, Curtis L. Finley, 30, of the 1000 block of Connecticut Avenue in Henrico, was later identified as the suspect. Finley has been charged with murder and use of a firearm by a convicted felon. His photo is attached and below.

Detectives do not believe this was a random act and they are not searching for additional suspects at this time.

The victim will be identified after next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.