Thursday, August 8, 2013

German School Road Homicide

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred last night on German School Road.

Shortly before 7:00 p.m., officers received reports of shots fired and a car into a house in the 900 block of German School Road. When they arrived minutes later, they found a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. He died at the scene.

He has been identified as Samuel L. Washington, 20, of the 5800 block of Larrymore Road.

The initial investigation indicates that Washington was shot about a fifth of a mile away, near the intersection of German School and Deter roads, but was able to drive northbound on German School Road where the vehicle veered off the road and struck a street lamp pole along the northbound lane before coming to rest against the house.

There were several people inside the house at the time, but none were uninjured. The house was evacuated until it could be inspected for structural damage. Following the inspection, the occupants were allowed to return.

Investigators do not believe the shooting was random and that it may have been the result of an argument or dispute.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.  Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “iTip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.