Monday, November 24, 2014

Decatur Street Double Shooting Update

The investigation remains ongoing in the fatal shooting of two men yesterday morning on the city’s Southside.

At approximately 5:09 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the 3200 block of Decatur Street for a report of random gunfire. A second call then came in for a person shot. When officers arrived, they found Randy Smith Jr., 38, of the 3200 block of Decatur Street, dead at the scene.

Jayquan L. Powell, 21, of the 2300 block of Fairfield Avenue, was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, but succumbed to his injuries last night.

Detectives believe the pair was shot during an exchange of gunfire.

After consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Powell’s death has been classified as a homicide and Smith’s death is currently being investigated as a death investigation while detectives are in the process of determining who initiated the incident.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.