Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Arrest Made in Midlothian Turnpike Homicide

January 12, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has arrested a Richmond man in connection with a homicide that occurred last week on the city’s south side.

Alvin L. Ruffin, Jr, 25, of the 1200 block of East Marshall Street, was arrested January 7 on a charge of shooting in the commission of a felony. Yesterday, he was charged with voluntary manslaughter. His photo is attached.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on January 7, officers responded to the 6500 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located Mark Jackson-Silver, 19, of the 1300 block of Jennie Scher Road, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  He was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem at 646-3871 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also submit a tip at or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

                      Alvin L. Ruffin