Monday, August 15, 2016

Assistance Sought in Belt Boulevard Shooting

August 15, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public's help to identify two people seen arguing yesterday morning shortly before a shooting took place in a parking lot on Belt Boulevard.

At approximately 12:18 a.m. yesterday, officers were called to the 200 block of Belt Boulevard for reports of shots fired and a person shot. They quickly located an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“A male and a female, who were reportedly both armed, were seen arguing in the parking lot before shots were fired and an innocent bystander was struck,” said Detective James Baynes with the Major Crimes Unit. “Identifying these two individuals could be the critical piece of information we need to make an arrest in this case.”

The male suspect is described as a dark skinned black man in his late teens to early twenties, 5’8” – 5’10” tall, heavy set with dreads and no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a red shirt.

The female suspect is described as a light-skinned black woman in her late teens to early twenties, 5’3” – 5’5” tall with a skinny build and short hair. She wore a green shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective James Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at  Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.  All the Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.