Sunday, January 29, 2017

Griffin Avenue Homicide

January 29, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning on the city’s north side.

At approximately 1:01 a.m., several calls were received reporting random gunfire near the intersection of W. Ladies Mile Road and Griffin Avenue. RPD officers responded and located a gold Ford Taurus parked in the 3100 block of Griffin Avenue with the body of an adult, black female in the driver’s seat. She had been shot.

The victim has been identified as Yasheka D. Dehart, 32, no permanent address in Richmond.

RPD detectives canvassed the neighborhood and spoke with several people who reported hearing gunshots.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jon Bridges at (804) 646-3217 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at

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