Thursday, January 7, 2016

Midlothian Turnpike Homicide Victim Identified

January 7, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred early this morning on the city’s south side. 

Shortly before 1 a.m., 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.

Major Crimes detectives are working all available leads in this case, and continue to gather additional information as part of the ongoing 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 text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.  Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.