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Homicide on Broad Street Sunday Afternoon

The incident occurred around 3:15 PM, Sunday near the Subway sandwich shop on Broad Street.

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From RPD:

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred on Broad Street this afternoon (Sunday).

At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers with the VCU Police Department heard a shot fired in the area of Broad and 4th streets.

The officers, with officers from the Richmond Police Department, arrived at the scene and found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Detectives believe this was not an isolated incident. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Young at (804) 646-3926 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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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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Richmond Police, Mayor Stoney apologize after tear gas deployed before curfew on protesters

Protesters took to the streets of Richmond again Monday night and were met with a forceful response and the deployment of tear gas by Richmond Police – an action for which the department and Mayor Stoney later apologized.

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Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Richmond again Monday afternoon and evening to speak out after the death of George Floyd. The group organized near both the Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart Monuments on Monument Avenue and remained mainly peaceful until police approached demonstrators at the Lee statue and deployed tear gas, as can be seen below from the below Twitter video from VPM.

Around the same time, reports began coming in that protesters at the Stuart monument were attempting to bring it down. A young demonstrator scaled the base of the statue and took what appeared to be a hack saw to the leg of the monument’s horse in an effort to bring it down. Police responded by calling on protesters to stand down, citing the weight of the monuments and their potential to crush bystanders.

Richmond Police and Mayor Levar Stoney later apologized for the deployment of tear gas on peaceful protesters – well below the 8:00 PM curfew – saying it was uncalled for and inviting protesters to City Hall at noon Tuesday to “apologize in person.” For its part, RPD said the officers involved had been “removed from the field” and would be subject to disciplinary action.

The protesters then continued marching down Franklin Street, then W. Broad Street, where things fizzled out around 10:30 PM near 14th Street.

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Protests turn violent in Downtown Richmond Friday night

Hundreds took to the street to protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a white police officer in Minneapolis. A police cruiser and Pulse bus were torched, and several shots rang out into the air overnight.

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Hundreds of people protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed earlier this week by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, took to the streets of Downtown Richmond last night to make their voices heard.

While the protests started off peacefully, things quickly took a turn. Around 10:45 PM Friday, a Facebook Live stream showed WWBT/NBC12 reporter Karina Bolster, who was reporting from the scene, struck in the head by a protester chanting “stop recording” using a water bottle. Her phone was also tossed to the street. Bolster, clearly shaken, did not stop recording and continued reporting through tears as she came to terms with what just happened.

As the night progressed, protesters set a dumpster on fire and later marched to Richmond Police headquarters at 200 W. Grace Street and surrounded the building. Richmond officers were joined by State Police and backup requested from surrounding localities to protect the building and officers inside. Nearby, a police cruiser was torched.

Into the early morning hours of Saturday, a GRTC Pulse bus was also set ablaze, the shell of which remained near the corner of W. Broad Street and Belvidere Street as dawn broke.

Several arrests were made overnight, but Richmond Police has yet to confirm a number.

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VIDEO: Police searching for West Cary Street commercial robbery suspect

At approximately 12:27 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, security video of a restaurant in the 3300 block of West Cary Street shows two male suspects who forced a basement door of a business open. The masked suspects entered the main area of the restaurant and stole a laptop, a backpack, a safe and cash from a register. The video shows the pair leaving with these items through the basement.

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Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individuals in the attached photos and video, who are suspects in a commercial burglary that occurred last week.

At approximately 12:27 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, security video of a restaurant in the 3300 block of West Cary Street shows two male suspects who forced a basement door of a business open. The masked suspects entered the main area of the restaurant and stole a laptop, a backpack, a safe and cash from a register. The video shows the pair leaving with these items through the basement.

One suspect wore a knit pompom hat with PHILADELPHIA lettering. The other suspect wore a hooded Halloween mask and a black/grey North Face jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call Third Precinct Detective H. Truong at (804) 646-1067 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.  The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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