Thursday, October 12, 2017

Crestview Road Homicide


October 12, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is now classifying the Crestview Road shooting which occurred last week as a homicide.

At approximately 12:29 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, police were called to the 3900 block of Crestview Road for a report of a person shot. When police arrived, they located Hakeem W. Winston, 24, of the 800 block of Admiral Gravely Boulevard suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Winston was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after. The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

A second call was received at approximately 12:36 p.m. that afternoon for an adult male who arrived at a local hospital with a life-threating gunshot wound.

Detectives have determined the two incidents are related. At this time, police are not actively seeking any suspects.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Coates at (804) 646-0729 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Arrest Made in Charity Street Shooting


October 12, 2017

Richmond Police detectives with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force have arrested a suspect in connection to the shooting which occurred last week in Gilpin Court.

Yesterday, Rod’Que L. Hoggard-Johnson, 24, of the 200 block of West Charity Street, turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force in connection with the shooting. He has been charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

At approximately 9:20 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 5, officers responded to the 900 block of Chamberlayne Parkway for the report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located a victim inside a building suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated. Police determined the incident occurred in the 200 block of West Charity Street.

Detectives ask anyone with any additional information to call Major Crimes Detective J. Miller at (804) 646-3930 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting Returned to Active Duty


October 11, 2017

The Richmond Police Department was involved in a fatal shooting last May in which Jaison Fitzgerald was killed. RPD Officer Cleophas Williams was placed on administrative leave immediately following the shooting.

Chief Alfred Durham met this week with Fitzgerald’s family to express his condolences in person.

“This has been a difficult time for everyone involved in this case,” said RPD Chief Alfred Durham. “Mr. Fitzgerald’s family, Officer Williams and his family, and the Department have all been deeply affected by what happened. A life was lost, and for that I am sorry.”

The Department will conduct an administrative investigation into the case now that the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute Officer Williams. He returned to active duty September 20 following that notification.

The shooting occurred shortly after 6 p.m., Monday, May 15 during a traffic stop in the 3800 block of Lynhaven Avenue.

Officer Williams was not wearing a body-worn camera. The RPD has been unable to locate any video of the shooting, either from other officers or bystanders.

Man Wanted in Shockoe Bottom Double Homicide


October 11, 2017

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate a man wanted in connection to a double homicide that took place in Shockoe Bottom early Sunday morning.

Dominique D. Brockenbrough, 40, of Richmond, is wanted on charges of aggravated malicious wounding, possessing and transporting a firearm by a convicted felon, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Additional charges are pending. A recent photo is attached.

At approximately 1:16 a.m., Sunday, officers patrolling in the area heard gunfire. When police arrived to the 1700 block of East Main Street they located Deonte M. Bullock, 29, and Oscar W. Lewis II, 25, suffering from life threatening gunshot wounds. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene. Bullock was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries Sunday afternoon. Brockenbrough fled the area on foot after the shooting.


Brockenbrough is described as a black male, 5’6” tall, weighing approximately 190 pounds with black hair, a dark full beard, and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both arms, chest, and back.

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 P. Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Dominique D. Brockenbrough
 
 

Victim Identified in Jefferson Davis Highway Homicide


October 11, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday morning on the city’s south side.

At approximately 5:02 a.m., police received a call for a person down in the 4600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. When police arrived, they located an adult male deceased from gunshot wounds in the rear parking lot of a business.
The victim has been identified as Chanti N. Robinson, 29, of the 3000 block of 2nd Avenue

The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective R. Wigfall at (804) 646-6769 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Arrest Made in Forest Hill Bank Robbery


October 11, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has arrested Robert A. Wallace, 44, of the 40 block of Pilkington Street, who is suspected of robbery which occurred last week in the Forest Hill neighborhood.

At around 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, police were called for a commercial robbery which occurred at the Wells Fargo at 7119 Forest Hill Avenue. The suspect entered the bank and after pacing around the lobby for a few minutes, approached a teller with a note demanding money. The teller complied and handed the suspect a plastic bag with cash. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.
Wallace was taken into custody Thursday, Oct. 5 without incident.

“His apprehension was a joint effort between Third Precinct detectives, Focus Mission Team officers, and members of the community who provided information through Crimes Stoppers and social media,“ said Sgt. Charles Hayes.


Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at
www.7801000.com. Both Crime Stoppers contacts are anonymous.



Monday, October 9, 2017

Suspects Sought in Connection to Larceny, Credit Card Fraud


October 9, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who is suspected of larceny and credit card fraud.

At approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, police were called to the 2600 block of Stony Point Parkway for a report of a larceny. Officers were told that at approximately 11:45 a.m. earlier in the day, as the victim was dining at a restaurant at Stony Point Fashion Center, the suspect, who was sitting directly behind her, bumped her chair. Later, as she was about to leave, the victim noticed her purse was missing.
Police later discovered one of the credit cards in the purse was used at around 12:45 p.m. at the Target located at 7107 Forest Hill Avenue. Surveillance video shows the two suspects attempting to make a transaction.

The suspects are described as:
·        Suspect 1: A Hispanic male with a thin build. At the time he was wearing a gray polo shirt with a dark color with a light stripe, dark red pants, dark-colored shoes, and a red baseball cap with the letter, “H,”

·        Suspect 2: A white or Hispanic female with a medium build. At the time she was wearing a gray top, dark-colored leggings, light-colored flat shoes, and a tote bag with a design and dark-colored straps
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Third Precinct Detective Alexandra Davila at (804) 646-1069 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.

 


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Second Victim Identified in Shockoe Bottom Homicide



October 8, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the second victim as Deonte M. Bullock, 19, of the 2200 block of Carrington Street in the homicide which occurred early Sunday morning in Shockoe Bottom.

At approximately 1:16 a.m., officers patrolling in the area heard gunfire. When police arrived to the 1700 block of East Main Street they located Bullock and Oscar W. Lewis II, 25, of the 1700 block of N. 29th Street suffering from life threatening gunshot wounds. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bullock was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries this afternoon.

The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective P. Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Victim Identified in Shockoe Bottom Homicide


October 8, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of this morning’s homicide as Oscar W. Lewis II, 25, of the 1700 block of N. 29th Street.  

At approximately 1:16 a.m., officers patrolling in the area heard gunfire. When police arrived to the 1700 block of East Main Street they located Lewis and another individual suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene. The other individual was transported to a local hospital to be treated.
The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

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

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Arrest Made in Clarkson Road Homicide


October 6, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has made an arrest in connection to Monday’s homicide on Clarkson Road.

DeQuan T. Burns, 21, of the 5100 block of Van Hoy Lane, Charlotte, NC, turned himself in to police yesterday. Burns has been charged with robbery, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Additional charges are pending.

At approximately 10:21 p.m., Monday, police were called to the 1400 block of Clarkson Road for the report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they found Bryant S. Jordan, 24, of the 5900 block of Sugarbush Drive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Bailey at (804) 646-6743 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Victim Identified in Crestview Road Death Investigation


October 5, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in a shooting which occurred this afternoon in the city’s East End as Hakeem W. Winston, 24, of the 800 block of Admiral Gravely Boulevard.
At approximately 12:29 p.m., police were called to the 3900 block of Crestview Road for a report of a person shot. When police arrived, they located Winston suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Winston was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after. The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

A second call was received at approximately 12:36 p.m. for an adult male who arrived at a local hospital with a life-threating gunshot wound.

Detectives have determined the two incidents are related. At this time, police are not actively seeking any suspects.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Coates at (804) 646-0729 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Victim Identified, Arrest Made in Afton Avenue Homicide


October 5, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in Saturday afternoon’s homicide which occurred on Afton Avenue as Alexander Briggs, 21, of the 2400 block of Flint Street.

At approximately 12:32 p.m., Saturday, officers responded to the 2200 block of Afton Avenue for the report of two people shot. When police arrived, they found Briggs lying on a sidewalk suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers also discovered another male victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
The other individual who was shot, Carrol Speights, 25, of the 00 block of Frank Street was arrested the same day and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and aggravated assault. Additional charges are pending.

Both were transported to a local hospital to be treated. Briggs succumbed to his injuries Wednesday evening.
A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death

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

Traffic Advisory: 2nd Street Festival Street Closures and No Parking

October 5, 2017

Traffic will be affected as hundreds are expected at the 29th annual 2nd Street Festival in Jackson Ward this weekend.

The following streets will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 and will reopen midnight Sunday, Oct. 8.

·         North 2nd Street between East Broad and Leigh Streets
·         East Clay Street between North 1st and 3rd Streets
·         East Marshall Street between 1st and 3rd Streets

The following streets will be closed beginning 6 a.m. Friday Oct. 7 and will reopen midnight Sunday, Oct 8.
·         North 2nd Street between East Leigh and Jackson Street
·         East Leigh Street between North 1st and 3rd Street
·         North 1st Street between East Broad and Leigh Streets (closing 7 a.m.)
·         East Marshall Street between North Adams and 1st Streets (closing 7 a.m.)

There will be NO PARKING at these locations beginning 9 a.m. Friday Oct. 7.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Victim Identified in Midlothian Village Homicide


October 4, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in last night’s homicide in the Midlothian Village apartment complex as Larry M. Scott, 32, of the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike.

At approximately 10:37 p.m. yesterday, police responded to the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located Scott inside an apartment building suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Crewell at (804) 646-5324 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Suspect Sought in Forest Hill Bank Robbery


October 3, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is seeking information about a commercial robbery that occurred this afternoon in the Forest Hill neighborhood. 

At around 3:25 p.m. today, police were called for a commercial robbery which occurred at the Wells Fargo at 7119 Forest Hill Avenue. The suspect entered the bank and after pacing around the lobby for a few minutes, approached a teller with a note demanding money. The teller complied and handed the suspect a plastic bag with cash. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male with a short, light brown beard. He is possibly in his late-30s to early-40s, 5’6” to 5’9” tall, and with a thin build. At the time, he was wearing a tan baseball hat with a red patch, a dark necklace with light-colored shells, a dark-colored pullover sweater with a zipper, a dark polo with white stripes underneath, blue denim jeans, and white sneakers with a dark stripe, and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at
www.7801000.com. Both Crime Stoppers contacts are anonymous.



Victim Identified in Clarkson Road Homicide


October 3, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in last night’s homicide on Clarkson Road as Bryant S. Jordan, 24, of the 5900 block of Sugarbush Drive.

At approximately 10:21 p.m., police were called to the 1400 block of Clarkson Road for the report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they found Jordan suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were told a suspect was seen running toward a residence along the 1400 block of Clarkson Road shortly after.  SWAT responded to clear the residence, but the suspect was not located.

“We would like to thank the Southwood residents for their patience while police conducted their investigation,” said Capt. James Laino, “The incident impacted the community for over six hours and we appreciate the cooperation.”

A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Bailey at (804) 646-6743 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Community Walk in Willow Lawn and Sauer’s Gardens

October 3, 2017

WHAT:                      
Richmond Police Department Community Walk


WHEN:                      5:30 p.m. Today, October 3, 2017

WHERE:                    1600 Blacker Street

BACKGROUND:     Chief Alfred Durham and the Command Staff will lead the officers of the Richmond Police Department on a walk at 5:30 p.m. today, Oct. 3, through the Willow Lawn and Sauer’s Gardens neighborhoods. 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 311 Lieutenant Nathaniel Bynum said the primary crime concerns are commercial robberies, commercial burglaries, and residential larcenies.

“As we approach the holiday season, it’s important to be extra cautious,” said Lt. Bynum. “Criminals view the holidays as an open invitation to take valuables from your businesses, homes, and vehicles.”


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.

RPD Invites Community to Have Coffee with a Cop

October 3, 2017

WHAT:                             
Coffee with a Cop with Richmond Police


WHEN:                              Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

WHERE:                            First, Second, Third and Fourth Precincts

BACKGROUND:              Join RPD Chief Alfred Durham and officers from all four precincts for “Coffee with a Cop,” the latest meet-and-greet giving the community an opportunity to interact with officers and discuss policing across the city of Richmond.

The mission is simple: “To improve trust and build relationships – one cup of coffee at a time.”


Opportunities to join the conversation include:

·        Chief Durham: 7:30 to 8 a.m., Stir Crazy Café, 4015 MacArthur Ave.
·        First Precinct: (Two sessions) 10 a.m. to noon, 3 to 4 p.m.; Captain Buzzy’s Beanery, 2623 E. Broad St.
·        Second Precinct: 9 to 11 a.m., Crossroads Coffee, 3600 Forest Hill Ave.
·        Third Precinct:
         o   Sector 311: 9 to 11 a.m., Boyer’s Ice Cream & Coffee, 5808 Grove Ave.
         o   Sector 312: 9 to 11 a.m., Crossroads Coffee, 3600 Forest Hill Ave.
         o   Sector 313: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Starbucks, 400 N. Robinson St.
·        Fourth Precinct: (Three sessions) 7 to 9 a.m., noon to 2 p.m., and 4 to 5 p.m.; Stir Crazy Café, 4015 MacArthur Ave.

Additional information about this national campaign can be found at:
http://coffeewithacop.com/


Hashtag: #coffeewithacopRVA


Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Pedestrian Struck, Information Sought


September 29, 2017

The Richmond Police Department Crash Team is seeking information from anyone who witnessed a vehicle striking a pedestrian yesterday on Forest Hill Avenue.

At approximately 6:10 p.m., a pedestrian in a crosswalk was crossing Forest Hill Avenue in the 7400 block when a vehicle traveling westbound on Forest Hill Avenue struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were considered life threatening.


Investigators with the Crash Team responded and interviewed the driver and took measurements. They are now requesting anyone who witnessed the collision at the intersection of Forest Hill Avenue and Sheila Lane near the entrance to Lowe’s and Walmart to contact Special Operations Division Investigator J. Peterson at (804) 646-1665 or call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Persons of Interest Sought in Fan Aggravated Assault


September 26, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the two persons of interest in the attached photos who may have witnessed an assault that occurred in the Fan neighborhood last month.

At approximately 2:20 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 23, police responded to the 2500 block of West Main Street for the report of an assault. When officers arrived, they found two individuals suffering from severe facial injuries. 

The victims were transported to a local hospital to be treated.
The individuals who may have information regarding the incident are described as:

  • Male with a medium complexion and dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, and blue jeans.
  • Male with medium complexion with dark hair and a thin goatee. He was last seen wearing a light gray tank top, dark pants, and a thick gold chain
Detectives ask anyone with any information about the individual’s identities to call Major Crimes Detective B. Neifeld at (804) 646-3246 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.




Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pedestrian Identified in Azalea Avenue Fatality

September 24, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed yesterday on Azalea Avenue as
Tara L. Anderson, 33, of no known address.

At approximately 2:59 p.m., a vehicle was at a stop sign on Seminary Avenue at the intersection of Azalea Avenue. The vehicle entered the intersection making a left turn eastbound onto Azalea Avenue. Anderson was crossing the street, not at a crosswalk, and was struck in the left travel lane on Azalea Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle had remained at the scene.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene where they took measurements and interviewed the driver. No charges have been filed, however, a final decision on charges will be made in consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.


Investigators ask anyone with any information to call Detective L. Walker at 646-1709 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Woman, Vehicle Sought in Possible Connection to Frank Road Homicide Investigation Located


September 22, 2017

Richmond Police detectives have located the woman and vehicle they were seeking following a homicide on Frank Road this week.

This morning at approximately 1 a.m., officers were notified that Shatema Smith was located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Detectives are traveling to Raleigh to interview Smith. The Mercedes Benz that detectives were attempting to find was also located there.


Detectives with the Major Crimes unit are continuing to investigate the homicide but have no further information to release regarding the case at this time.


Anyone with further information about the case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective K. Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or www.7801000.com The Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Suspect Sought in East End Robbery Inside Taxicab


September 22, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photo wanted in connection to an armed robbery in the city’s East End.

At approximately 4:05 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, an officer was flagged down in the 1700 block of Fairfield Way for a report of an armed robbery. Police were told the suspect entered a taxicab in the 1900 block of Accommodation Street and asked the driver to take her to a nearby convenience store. When the driver arrived at the destination in the 1600 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, she leaves the vehicle.
A few moments later when she entered the taxicab again, she asks the driver to take her back to the 1900 block of Accommodation Street. When they arrive, she pulls a metallic object, believed to be a firearm, and presses it against the driver’s side. She demanded money and after the driver complies, flees the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a black woman with a light complexion and a tattoo of the word “pain” and hearts on her left hand. At the time she was wearing a green San Antonio Spurs baseball hat, a light-colored shirt and a pants with a green and black Aztec print.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this woman’s identity to call First Precinct Detective Gaetano Drago at (804) 510-4182 or (804) 646-3395 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Victim Identified in Frank Road Homicide


September 20, 2017

Richmond Police Department detectives have identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide on Frank Road as Montez A. Matthews, 33, of the 3300 block of Frank Road.


Yesterday at approximately 1:46 p.m., officers were called to a house in the 3300 block of Frank Road for the report of a person down. Officers arrived and found Matthews in the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

 The Richmond Police Department is continuing to ask for the public’s help to locate Shatema Smith who has not been seen by her family or friends since Saturday evening. She may be in danger and she may also have information about this incident to share with detectives.

Smith is described as a black female, 37, who is 5’ 9” tall, approximately 133 pounds, with multiple tattoos (one of them says “TEMA”) on her right arm and left leg.

Also missing is a vehicle used by Matthews. It is described as a 2007 Mercedes Benz four-door sedan, silver or gray-colored, with VA license plate VXW-7678.

Photos of Smith and the vehicle are attached.


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

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