Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Arrest Made in Downtown Shooting

June 7, 2017

Richmond Police detectives have arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting which occurred last week on East Broad Street.

Shortly after 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, police were called to the 300 block of East Broad Street for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located a victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Witnesses stated the shooting occurred after the victim and suspect engaged in a verbal altercation.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and has since been released.

Later in the day, Christopher N. Hargrove, 31, of the 3400 block of Maury Street was arrested in connection with the shooting. He has been charged with felonious assault and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

The Richmond Police Department would like to thank our partners at VCU Police for their quick response and assistance,” said Lt. Jason Hudson. “The Department would also like to thank the witnesses along East Broad Street who provided key information which lead to the swift arrest of the suspect.”

Detectives ask anyone with any additional information about the shooting to call Major Crimes Detective J. Higgins at (804) 646-7570 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.

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