Thursday, June 22, 2017

Information Sought in Farmer’s Market Homicide

June 22, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify two persons who were believed to be in the area during the triple shooting that occurred last week in Shockoe Bottom.

·        Person 1 [Photos attached]: Black male with a beard, hair tied back with braids or dreadlocks, and a stocky build. The morning of the incident, he was wearing a white FILA T-Shirt, dark pants, and white sneakers,

·        Person 2: A black male with a light complexion in his mid-20s. He is approximately 6’0” tall with short, dark hair and a skinny build. At the time, he was wearing a white T-Shirt with a pattern and dark running pants with stripes down the leg.

·        Vehicle [Photos attached]: Person 2 was driving a dark gray 4-door Nissan sedan with a yellow New York license plate.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, police were called to the intersection of North 17th and East Franklin Streets for a report of two persons down. When officers arrived, they located two victims, a male and a female, suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital and have since been released.

While units were at the scene, another call was received for a person shot. The third victim was transported in a personal vehicle to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim, identified as Robert D. Turner Jr., 26, of the 400 block of Winston Street, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“We know these two individuals were in the area and we would like to speak to them,” said Det. J. Bridges. “We know many others were also present and we are asking them to also come forward with any tips or information they may have.”
Detectives are currently looking into this incident as a homicide. No additional information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Detective J. Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or Major Crimes Det. Sgt. A. Jackson at (804) 646-0606 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at

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