Saturday, October 22, 2016

Victim of Lawson Street Homicide Identified

October 22, 2016
Richmond Police detectives have identified Naquan R. Bentley, 35, of the 5800 block of Westover Village Drive, as the victim of a homicide that occurred this morning in the Swansboro West neighborhood.

At approximately 6:38 a.m., officers were called to the 3300 block of Lawson Street for a report of a person down. Upon arrival, they located the victim outside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Detectives are actively working all available leads in the case, and they do not believe the incident to be a random act.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Victoria Griffith Matko at (804) 646-3912 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