May 8, 2016
The Richmond Police Department has arrested a Chesterfield woman in connection with a shooting that occurred downtown last night.
Genara M. Pierce, 24 of the 5500 block of Belle Pond Drive in Chesterfield County, was arrested at the scene and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Both charges are felonies. Her booking photo is attached.
“Thanks to the swift response by officers and the help of witnesses at the scene, the suspect was quickly taken into custody and the firearm used in the incident was recovered,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino.
At approximately 11:55 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of North Madison Street for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound lying on the sidewalk outside the building.
Detectives believe the shooting stemmed from an argument between the suspect and the victim, who knew each other. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with additional information about this incident can call Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann at (804) 646-3351 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.Submit tips about persons in possession of illegally-held guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. All the Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.