Friday, December 30, 2016

RPD Detectives Seek Information in Shockoe Bottom Armed Robbery


December 30, 2016
Richmond Police detectives are seeking information about a robbery that occurred earlier this this week in Shockoe Bottom. Video will be sent separately.

At approximately 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, officers were called to the 100 block of North 20th Street for a report of an armed robbery.
The victim stated she was waiting outside of her friend’s apartment complex when two men approached her. One of the suspects aimed a silver firearm at the victim’s waist and said, “Give me that phone.” The victim threw the phone on the ground and the suspect picked it up. He also grabbed her bag.

The two suspects were joined by a third accomplice as they fled on foot heading south on North 20th Street toward East Main Street.
The suspects are described as three black males, ages 15 to 20. At the time of the incident:

  • Suspect 1 (with firearm): Dark hoodie with light pants and light shoes.
  • Suspect 2: Dark hoodie, light vest, light shorts, and dark boots.
  • Suspect 3: Dark shirt, dark pants, and dark shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call First Precinct Detective Brian Taylor at (804) 646-0689 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
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Three Arrests in Carytown and North Boulevard Armed Robberies


December 30, 2016
Three individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with two armed robberies which occurred on Christmas morning.

At around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25, officers responded to Can Can Brasserie at 3120 W Cary St. for a report of an armed robbery. When police arrived, the victims told officers, they were in an alley near the restaurant when approached by four unknown individuals, three males and one female.
One of the suspects asked the victims, “Do you know where the party is?” A victim replied, “I don’t know about a party.” The suspect then displayed a weapon and demanded the victim’s belongings.

After taking the items, the suspects told the victims to lie on the ground. When they complied, the suspects fled the scene on foot to a nearby parked vehicle. The vehicle was described as a silver Nissan heading westbound on Ellwood Avenue.
Twenty minutes later, officers were called to the 400 block of North Boulevard for a report of another robbery. The victim of the second incident told officers he was outside of his apartment building when one of the suspects approached him and said, “My friend is hurt and needs some help,” motioning toward the rear of the building. The victim went to assist and observed the second suspect who appeared to be injured.

As the victim called 9-1-1 requesting an ambulance, one of the suspects said, “We do not need the police.” The victim then told the dispatcher an ambulance was not necessary and hung up the phone. A suspect then displayed a weapon demanding the victim’s belongings. When the victim claimed he did not have any items, one of the suspects demanded him to get on the ground or he would shoot. The victim complied and the suspects took several items.

The suspects then fled on foot to the rear of a nearby building. A witness told officers he saw the suspects enter silver Nissan.

Shortly afterward, an officer spotted the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle fled on Forest Hill Avenue resulting in a brief pursuit. The suspect vehicle crashed at the intersection of Forest Hill Avenue and Glyndon Lane where three of the four suspects were apprehended. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot.
The below offenders were charged with robbery and commission of a felony with a firearm. Recent photos of the suspects are attached:

 
 
  • Thomas L. Galberth, Jr., 20, of the 700 block of Belt Boulevard
  • Nay’Kerah M. Galberth, 19, of the 700 block of Belt Boulevard
  • Najkima S. Davis, 19, of the 2100 block of Afton Avenue
The fourth suspect is described as a black male, approximately 17 to 20 years old, 6’0” in height, 170 pounds, and an average build.

Anyone with information about these incidents are asked to call Third Precinct Officer Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Thomas L. Galberth, Jr.
 

Nay’Kerah M. Galberth
 
Najkima S. Davis

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Two Arrests Made in Double Shooting in Bellemeade


December 22, 2016

A pair of Richmond men have been arrested and charged in connection with a homicide and aggravated assault shooting that took place last Sunday in the Bellemeade neighborhood.

Daquan K. Tucker, 21, of the 2300 block of Ambrose Street, was arrested today by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in North Carolina. Wali F. Jones, 25, of the 1400 block of Lynhaven Avenue, was taken into custody yesterday by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond.

Tucker is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. No booking photo is available at this time.

Jones is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. His booking photo is attached.

At approximately 8:17 p.m. on December 18, officers were called to the 1500 block of Bowen Street and the 2300 block of Oakland Place for separate reports of a person shot at those locations.

Officers responding to the call on Bowen Street arrived to find an unconscious adult male, later identified as Lakim L. Booker, 21, of the 2200 block of Joplin Avenue, inside a vehicle. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second male victim was located a few blocks away on Oakland Place. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann at (804) 646-3351 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Wali F. Jones
 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Suspect Sought in Catherine Street Home Invasion and Sexual Assault


December 21, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the man in the attached photos, who is a suspect in a sexual assault that took place last week in the Carver neighborhood.

The victim reported that around 3 a.m. on December 15 an unknown male entered her home and gained entry to her bedroom. The suspect then robbed the victim at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her. The victim’s wallet, including her bank card was stolen. The victim was transported to a local hospital to be examined.

At the time the victim’s credit card was used, the suspect wore a dark-colored shirt with a graphic or lettering, dark pants or jeans, a dark-colored hooded jacket with double stripes along the chest and sleeves and a Guy Fawkes mask.

Anyone with information about this incident or the individual pictured is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Patrick Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
 
 

Suspect Sought in Chamberlayne Avenue Commercial Burglaries


December 21, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the man in the attached photos, who is a suspect in three burglaries that occurred last month along the Chamberlayne Avenue corridor.

Just after 5 a.m. on November 3, officers were called to the Coin Laundry, located at 2905 Chamberlayne Avenue, for a report of a break-in in progress. They arrived to find the front door of the business ajar. Nothing was taken.

A short time later at 5:40 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at BeautiFull, located at 1801 Chamberlayne Avenue. Upon arrival, officers observed the glass door had been shattered. Electric hair clippers were among the items taken.

About a week later at approximately 4:30 a.m. on November 12, officers responded to a burglar alarm at BeautiFull, located at 1801 Chamberlayne Avenue. They arrived the find the glass door had been smashed. Items take from the business include electric hair clippers and other electric hair tools. 

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’8” – 6’ tall with an average build. He may be wearing Nike Air Force One shoes, which are black with a white sole. (See stock image below.)

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective Michael Disalvo at (804) 646-3184 or Detective Eric Livengood at (804) 646-4636 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
 

 

RPD Detectives Seek Information on Southside Car Theft


December 21, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are seeking additional information about a car theft that occurred earlier this month at a gas station on the city’s southside.

The victim reported that at approximately 10:35 p.m. on December 11 he parked at the Fas Mart, located at 2107 Semmes Avenue, and left his car running while he went inside. While he was in the store, an unknown male got into the driver’s side of the car and drove away.

Detectives have strong leads in the case, but are asking the public to call police if they have any information on this incident.

“Since December 6, there have been 14 vehicles stolen in third precinct,” said Third Precinct Detective Matthew Sacksteder. “While we don’t believe they are all related, a key was left inside the vehicle or the vehicle was left running in each case.”

Detectives remind citizens that taking a few small precautions can help secure a vehicle and prevent crimes of opportunity such as motor vehicle theft or theft from motor vehicles.

·         Lock car doors. Regardless of where it’s parked, lock up and keep valuables out of sight.

·         Never leave keys inside the car. It makes the vehicle an easy target.

·         Don’t leave a running vehicle unattended, even for a few minutes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Matthew Sacksteder at (804) 646-1068 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

The Richmond Police Department asks that if citizens see a suspicious person or activity that they report it by calling 911.
 
 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Victim Identified in Carolina Avenue Homicide


December 20, 2016

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim of last night’s homicide as Bryant C. Bogle, 33, of the 100 block of Engleside Drive, Henrico.

At approximately 9:52 p.m., officers were called to the 3100 block of Carolina Avenue and for the report of shots fired.

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

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Michael Gouldman at (804) 646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Homicide Victim Identified in Double Shooting in Bellemeade


December 19, 2016

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim of a homicide that occurred last night in the Bellemeade neighborhood as Lakim L. Booker, 21, of the 2200 block of Joplin Avenue.

At approximately 8:17 p.m. on December 18, officers were called to the 1500 block of Bowen Street and the 2300 block of Oakland Place for separate reports of a person shot at those locations.

Officers responding to the call on Bowen Street arrived to find an unconscious adult male, later identified as Booker, inside a vehicle. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second male victim was located a few blocks away on Oakland Place. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives believe the two shooting are connected and are investigating them as related incidents.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann at (804) 646-3351 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Arrest Made, Second Suspect Wanted in East 33rd Street Homicide


December 16, 2016

A Richmond man was indicted Wednesday on two felony charges in connection to the November homicide of Javar Mayo, 24, of the 00 block of Lombardy Street, and a second suspect is wanted for the crime.

Ralph A. Kimbrough Jr, 21, of the 1000 block of Decatur Street, was initially arrested on December 7. On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted him on charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His booking photo is attached.

Around 9:45 p.m. on November 30, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of East 33rd Street. Upon arrival, officers noticed a vehicle pulled onto the curb. Inside the vehicle, they located Mayo, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

Mayo was taken to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. He succumbed to those injuries on December 1.

A second victim was located nearby on East 33rd Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Raheem J. Davis, 20, of the 100 block of East Broad Rock Road, is wanted on felony charges in connection with the shooting and homicide.

Davis is described as a black male, 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his stomach, chest and both arms.

He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who sees Davis should call police immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective James Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Ralph A. Kimbrough
 
 
Raheem J. Davis
 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Pedestrian Identified in Fatal Hull Street Road Crash


December 15, 2016
A pedestrian struck in a fatal crash that occurred yesterday night in the 5200 block of Hull Street Road has been identified.

At approximately 5:36 p.m., a 2001 Hyundai Accent traveling eastbound on Hull Street Road struck a pedestrian as she was walking southbound in the 5200 block of Hull Street Road. The pedestrian, Betty A. McMillan, 74, of the 5300 block of Hull Street Road, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene, where they took measurements and interviewed witnesses. Police are still investigating.

RPD Collects 35 Pounds of Prescription Drugs through New Program

December 15, 2016

Since its inception on November 7, Richmond Police have collected 35 pounds of prescription drugs through a new prescription drug bin program.

RPD and CVS Pharmacy have teamed up to provide citizens with a free, safe and easy way to dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs. Bright red prescription drug disposal bins have been placed in Richmond Police headquarters and all four precincts and will be available year-round.
“This new program gets these drugs out of the hands of those with pill and opioid addictions,” said Special Investigation Division Lt. Ronnie Armstead. “Programs like this can reduce crimes such as robberies and home invasions of those who possess these kinds of medications. It can also reduce the illegal trafficking prescription drugs as well.”

Improper disposal of prescription medication is a public safety issue that can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, abuse and illegal sales. These medications cannot be turned in to your local pharmacy. Residents also are asked not to flush the prescriptions into the sewer system for environmental reasons.

Disposing of these medications is easy as 1, 2 and 3:

  1. Find Richmond Police headquarters or your closest precinct.
  2. Inside the location, find the red CVS Pharmacy prescription disposal bin.
  3. Pull the lid and drop your medication(s).

The bins can be accessed during regular business hours at:

  • RPD Headquarters: 200 W Grace St. | Phone: (804) 646-0400
  • First Precinct: 2501 Q St. | Phone: (804) 646-3602
  • Second Precinct: 177 Belt Blvd. | Phone: (804) 646-8092
  • Third Precinct: 301 S. Meadow St. | Phone: (804) 646-1412
  • Fourth Precinct: 2219 Chamberlayne Ave. | Phone: (804) 646-4106

Accepted items include: prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medications, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples and medications for pets.

Not accepted are: illegal narcotics, medical waste or bulk commercial medications, hydrogen peroxide, thermometers, syringes, aerosol cans and inhalers

All prescription medications collected will be incinerated according to federal and state environmental guidelines. Those disposing of medications may remain anonymous.



 

Suspects Sought in Brady Street Shooting


December 15, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify three men who are suspects in a November shooting that took place in the Windsor neighborhood.


At approximately 3:10 a.m. on November 27, officers responded to the 2500 block of Brady Street for a report of random gunfire. An adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds was quickly located. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Three suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a small black hybrid SUV.

The first suspect is described as a tall skinny black male wearing a black mask and black clothing.

The second suspect is a black male, 5’2”-5’4” tall, with a medium complexion and no facial hair. He wore a blue shirt or sweater with a high neck, a black jacket with a hood and a black bandanna across his forehead.

The third suspect is described as a black male wearing all white or light-colored clothing. 

Detectives with the Major Crimes Division believe the motive for this shooting to be robbery, and that the three suspects may be persons of interest in other incidents.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Janet Mills at (804) 646-6734 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Arrest Made in Q Street Homicide


December  13, 2016

A man has been arrested in connection to Sunday’s Q Street homicide.


Devonta S. Ross, 22, of the 1400 block of Coalter Street, was arrested yesterday without incident in the 1700 block of Rosecrest Avenue by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is currently charged with aggravated assault. Additional charges are pending. His booking photo is attached.

The Richmond Police Department has now identified all parties in this case.

Sunday at approximately 2:09 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1800 block of Q Street. Upon arrival, officers found two females in a side yard of a residence who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Both females were transported to a local hospital where Jahmeique L. Phillips, 18, of the 1800 block of Q Street, died. The other victim has an injury that is not considered life threatening.


Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Kevin Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Devonta S. Ross
 

Community Walk in Jackson Ward Neighborhood

December 13, 2016

WHAT:                      
Richmond Police Department Community Walk


WHEN:                      5:00 p.m. Today, December 13, 2016

WHERE:                    Brook & Clay Streets (Abner Clay Park)

BACKGROUND:     Chief Alfred Durham
will lead his Command Staff and other Richmond Police Department officers on a walk at 5:00 p.m. today through a Jackson Ward neighborhood surrounding Abner Clay Park. During the walk, officers will speak with community members about safety concerns they may have and what they would like to see from the Richmond Police Department.

Sector 413 Lieutenant Victor Greene
said the said overall crime is trending downward, led by a reduction in property crimes.


“We have experienced a six percent reduction in major crimes this year, but incidents of violent crimes have increased. The good news is the RPD has been able to clear by arrest 60 percent of reported crimes. This would not have been possible without the help of citizens coming forward with valuable information.”


This event is the latest in a series of walks conducted by the Richmond Police Department in neighborhoods throughout the city.


Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Victim Identified in Q Street Homicide


December 12, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide as Jahmeique L. Phillips, 18, of the 1800 block of Q Street.

Yesterday at approximately 2:09 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1800 block of Q Street. Upon arrival, officers found two females in a side yard of a residence who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. 

Both females were transported to a local hospital where Phillips died. The other victim has an injury that is not considered life threatening.

Major Crimes detectives are pursuing several leads in this case.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Kevin Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Q Street Homicide


December 11, 2016

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the city’s East End.

At approximately 2:09 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1800 block of Q Street. Upon arrival, officers found two females in a side yard of a residence who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  

Both females were transported to a local hospital where one victim died. The other victim has an injury that is not considered life threatening.

Major Crimes detectives are actively pursuing all available leads in the case and continue to gather information about this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Kevin Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Arrest Made in Marshall Street Shooting


December 9, 2016

A Richmond man has been arrested on two felony charges in connection with an October shooting that took place in the Carver neighborhood.

Carlo N. Johnson, 23, of the 2200 block of Holly Street, turned himself in to authorities Wednesday at the Richmond Justice Center. He is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His booking photo is attached.

In early November, Shaahid D. Smith, 22, of the 2200 block of Holly Street, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection to the shooting. His booking photo is attached.

At approximately 2:10 a.m. on October 22, officers were called to the 1200 block of West Marshall Street for a report of a person shot. They arrived to find an adult male victim on the ground suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Mark Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Carlo N. Johnson
 
 
Shaahid D. Smith
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Man Wanted in Marshall Street Shooting


December 7, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate a man wanted in connection with an October shooting that took place in the Carver neighborhood.


Carlo N. Johnson AKA “Lo”, 23, of Richmond, is wanted on charges of malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. A recent photo is attached.

In early November, Shaahid D. Smith, 22, of the 2200 block of Holly Street, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection to the shooting. His booking photo is attached.

At approximately 2:10 a.m. on October 22, officers were called to the 1200 block of West Marshall Street for a report of a person shot. They arrived to find an adult male victim on the ground suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Johnson is described as a black male, 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both arms, the left side of his neck and his left hand.

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 Mark Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Carlo N. Johnson
 
 
 
Shaahid D. Smith

Monday, December 5, 2016

Arrests Made in Nine Mile Road Shooting


December 5, 2016

Two Richmond men were arrested last weekend in connection with a shooting that took place late last month in the Woodville neighborhood.


Brandon M. Minns, 23, of the 1400 block of North 24th Street, and Devonte Brown, 21, of the 2300 block of Selden Street, were arrested on December 2 and December 3 respectively. They were taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force and each charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Their booking photos are attached.

At approximately 11:59 a.m. on November 29, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2500 block of Nine Mile Road. Officers quickly located an adult female victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective James Higgins at (804) 646-7570 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Brandon M. Minns
 
 
Devonte Brown
 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Victim Identified in Jeff Davis Highway Fatality


December 4, 2016

The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team investigators have identified the person who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Jeff Davis Highway early this morning as Kevin Wilson of the 3600 block of Brandywine Drive, Hopewell, VA.

The crash occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. in a northbound lane of Jeff Davis Highway. Wilson was driving a vehicle that was struck from behind as it was stopped at the red light at the intersection with Terminal Road by another vehicle travelling northbound.

The force of the collision caused Wilson’s vehicle to catch fire and then strike a nearby utility pole, trapping him inside. A witness attempted a rescue but was driven back by the intense heat. He told investigators Wilson appeared to be unconscious in the driver’s seat.

The Virginia Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of Wilson’s death.

The driver of the striking vehicle left the scene on foot.

Crash Team investigators have consulted with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and charges will be filed once the other driver is positively identified.

Several witnesses have been interviewed, but there may be others who saw what happened. They are being asked to call Crash Team Sergeant Berkley Eikenrenkoetter or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or www.7801000.com

Jennie Scher Road Death Investigation


December 4, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are conducting an investigation into the fatal shooting yesterday of Karriem Brown, 28, of the 7000 block of Warwick Road, Newport News, VA.

At approximately 2:29 p.m., Saturday, December 3, officers were called to the 1500 block of Jennie Scher Road for a report of a person shot. Officers found Brown’s body lying on the ground near an apartment building. He had suffered apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

While initially giving the appearance of a homicide, the case is currently classified as a death investigation while detectives review witness statements and process forensic evidence collected at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Michael Goudman at (804) 646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

East 33rd Street Homicide


December 2, 2016

One of the victims of a double shooting that occurred Wednesday in the Swansboro West neighborhood has died.

Around 9:45 p.m. on November 30, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of East 33rd Street. Upon arrival, officers noticed a vehicle pulled onto the curb. Inside the vehicle, they located Javar Mayo, 24, of the 00 block of Lombardy Street, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

Mayo was taken to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. He succumbed to those injuries last night.

A second victim was located nearby on East 33rd Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Major Crimes detectives are actively pursuing all available leads in the case and continue to gather information about this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective James Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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