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Double homicide Saturday night at Midlothian Village apartments

The incident occurred around 7:30 on Saturday.

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From RPD:

The Richmond Police Department has identified a victim in the homicide which occurred yesterday in the Midlothian Village apartment complex and is asking for the public’s help as they investigate.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. yesterday (Saturday), police responded to the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a person down. Shortly afterward, the call was upgraded to two persons shot.

When officers arrived, they located two adult males inside of the residence with apparent gunshot wounds. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the victims has been identified as Terrell D. Thomas, 20, of the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike. The identification of the second victim will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Division are continuing to gather additional information.

“There were many individuals in the area when this incident occurred,” said Major Crimes Lt. Cynthia Hayes. “We urge anyone who has information to reach out to us. Any tip can help us make an arrest and possibly prevent this individual from taking another life. We want the person responsible for taking the lives of these two men off the street as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information about this incident 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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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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NBC12 Reporting Two Police Officers and Suspect Shot on Semmes

At around 1:25 a.m., RPD officers were called to investigate a report of an armed person in the 800 block of Semmes Avenue. When they arrived, gunfire erupted.

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Two Richmond Police officers and a suspect are injured after a shooting on the city’s south side early Tuesday morning.

At around 1:25 a.m., RPD officers were called to investigate a report of an armed person in the 800 block of Semmes Avenue.

When they arrived, gunfire erupted.

The officers and suspect were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Sources said one officer was hit in the torso and has serious injuries, the other having non-life-threatening injuries. Sources said both are stable.

Two additional suspects were detained for questioning.

The Department’s Force Investigation Team will investigate the shooting and prepare a report for review by the RPD Chief of Police and submission to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

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Windows Busted Out at Crossroads and Coqui Cyclery

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The windows were broken on Friday night, no other damage was reported. The blow is especially harsh for Crossroads as they’ve been closed for months due to Covid-19 so zero income. The Crossroads GoFundMe is still active if you care to donate. I haven’t seen any donation effort for Coqui Cyclery but if one pops up I’ll add it here. Coqui was open for business the next day and is still there for all your biking needs.

Photo Credit: Coqui Cyclery Facebook

Photo Credit: Coqui Cyclery Facebook

 

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Hill Standard’s Website is Live

More details on the latest development on Forest Hill Avenue.

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Nearly weekly on local social media the question comes up, What are they building next to the school (4910-20 Forest Hill Avenue)? You will no longer have to explain that it’s a mixed-use pair of buildings that will include apartments, a brewery, coffee shop, and an ice cream shop. Now you can simply give them this link (https://www.hillstandardrva.com/hill-standard-richmond-va/) and send them on their merry way.

If you’re thinking of moving in, one-bedroom apartments start at $1,225 while a two-bedroom will start at $1,943.

If you’re thinking of getting a beer, the Veil satellite brewery is planning on being open in September.

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