November 29, 2016
“I have spoken to the family of the young man whose photographs were inadvertently released yesterday, identifying him as the suspect in the murder last Friday of George Carrington, III. While the name of the suspect – Ishmael Brown – was correct in the release, the photographs were of another person. I have personally apologized to the family for what happened. It should never have occurred. After meeting with my detectives, I have concluded it was an honest mistake. New measures are now in place to prevent this from happening in the future. All photographs will be more closely vetted before they are released the public. “
“Meanwhile, we still need the community’s help to locate the suspect, Ishmael Brown. Investigators have been working on this case around-the-clock to bring closure to the victim’s family. Their ultimate goal, to solve this crime, remains unchanged.”
Chief Alfred Durham
Please see yesterday’s updated release below:
Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate a teenager wanted in connection to a homicide that occurred on Friday in the Providence Park neighborhood.
Ishmael D. Brown, 17, of Richmond, is wanted on charges of murder.
At approximately 5:39 p.m. Friday evening, officers who were in the area for an unrelated incident heard a loud crash at the 600 block of Milton Street. Upon arrival, they observed an overturned white Buick sedan. The victim, George M. Carrington III, 17, of Chimborazo Boulevard, was found outside of the vehicle and had been shot. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Brown is described as a black male, 6’0”, weighing approximately 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who sees him is asked to call police immediately.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Greg Russell at (804) 646-7715 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
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