Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Victim Identified in 1st Avenue Homicide

June 29, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred last week on the city’s north side. Investigators are also requesting the public’s help to establish a timeline of the hours leading up to the incident.

At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, RPD officers were called to a school playground on 1st Avenue for a report of a person down. Kempton D. Moore, 22, of the 3500 block of 1st Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy, conducted today by the Medical Examiner’s Office, determined the cause of death was a fatal gunshot wound. Investigation revealed that the homicide likely took place in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 27.

Detectives are pursuing available leads in the case, and encourage anyone with information on the whereabouts of the victim earlier that night to contact police. A portrait photo of Moore and one taken prior to the incident are attached.

“That photo was taken shortly before Mr. Moore’s death and shows what he was wearing that night,” said Sgt. Rick Edwards with the Major Crimes Unit. “We are looking for any information that could help us to reconstruct the hours and events leading up to the shooting.”

Anyone with information or who was in the area between midnight and 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27 is asked to call Detective Marshall Young at (804) 646-3926 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.