Monday, October 3, 2016

Person of Interest Sought in Midlothian Village Homicide

October 3, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate the man in the photo, who is a person of interest in a homicide that occurred late last month in Midlothian Village.

At approximately 5:55 p.m. on September 23, officers were dispatched to the intersection of West 32nd Street and Midlothian Turnpike in reference to a person shot. Upon arrival, they located the victim – Jarod T. Buford, 22, of the 1900 block of Richmond Street in Petersburg – inside of a nearby vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The person of interest is described as a black male wearing a white T-shirt with a design on the sides, dark pants or jeans and white shoes. He may also have been carrying a pink backpack with black straps.

Anyone with information about this incident or the individual pictured is asked to call Major Crimes Detective James Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at

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