Thursday, October 20, 2016

Forest Hill Avenue Homicide Victim Identified

October 20, 2016
Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim of a homicide that occurred last night on the city’s south side as Tevon F. Dickerson, 24, of the 200 block of Plazaview Road.

At approximately 8:11 p.m., officers responded to the 5100 block of Forest Hill Avenue for a report of random gunfire. They searched the area and did not locate a victim.

Minutes later, police received a call advising there was a person down near the intersection of Hioaks and Jahnke roads. Officers quickly located Dickerson, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives believe the two scenes are related and that the victim was driven to the second location near Chippenham Hospital in an attempt to seek medical attention. They are canvassing the area in order to gather additional information and actively pursuing all available leads in the case.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Amira Sleem at (804) 814-7123 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at

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