Friday, September 2, 2016

Ridgecliff Drive Homicide Victim Identified

September 2, 2016

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victims of a double homicide on the city’s south side as Travis L. Carrington, 36, of the 3200 block of Fifth Avenue, and Rodney D. Smith, 40, 5500 block Pony Farm Drive in Henrico County. 

Around 7:15 a.m. this morning, officers were called to the 1000 block of Ridgecliff Drive for a report of two people down inside a vehicle. Officers met the Richmond Ambulance Service, which were called to a reported accident. Instead, they found two men with apparent gunshot wounds inside a car. Both males were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. Detectives are still investigating.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Anthony Coates at 804 646-0729 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

Submit tips to GUN250 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.