April 18, 2017The Richmond Police Department has identified the suspect in a shooting which occurred Friday morning near the Fan district.
Shortly after 5 a.m. Friday, April 14, Richmond Police officers heard a gunshot while in the area of the 1300 block of West Clay Street. They immediately responded to the 1000 block of Bowe Street and came upon two adult males struggling over a firearm in the roadway. One of the men was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.While rendering aid, officers were told the gunshot was fired during an attempted robbery which struck the victim. Police quickly took the suspect into custody without incident. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect has been identified as Michael Q. Fleming, 23, of the 1200 block of West Graham Road. He has been charged with attempted robbery (x2) and use of a firearm in commission of a felony (x2). His booking photo is attached.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Higgins at (804) 646-7570 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.Submit tips to GUN250 about persons illegally possessing guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.