Thursday, October 13, 2016

Victim Identified in Blue Ridge Avenue Homicide

October 13, 2016

Richmond Police Detectives have identified the victim in last night’s homicide as Marc E. Johnson, 48, of the 5600 block of Simpson Avenue.

At approximately 11:04 p.m., officers were called to the 5300 block of Blue Ridge Avenue for the report of random gunfire.

Officers arrived and found Johnson on the sidewalk. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Detectives are working leads in this investigation but ask anyone with information about this incident to call Major Crimes Detective Michael Gouldman at (804) 646-3915 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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