Victim Identified, Arrest Made in West Brookland Park Boulevard Homicide

Victim Identified, Arrest Made in West Brookland Park Boulevard Homicide

The shootings were believed to have taken place around 4:35 PM on Wednesday

Update to the original post from RPD:

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of a shooting yesterday on West Brookland Park Boulevard as James Moorehead, 18. Moorehead’s last known address was in the 3000 block of Cliff Avenue.

At approximately 4:24 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of West Brookland Park Boulevard for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found Moorehead suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with an injury that was considered life threatening. He succumbed to his injury yesterday evening.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Shortly after, another male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound was transported to a local hospital in a personal vehicle. His injury was not considered life threatening. He has been identified as Kelvontae K. Davis, 19, of the 1000 block of Michelin Terrace, Henrico. Detectives have charged him with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of Moorehead. His photo is not yet available.

 

Several news sources are reporting at least two individuals were shot on Wednesday.

From RTD:

About 4:35 p.m., police received a report of a person shot in the 100 block of West Brookland Park Boulevard, just west of Garland Avenue. Arriving officers found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital with injuries considered to be life-threatening.

Shortly afterward, a second man was taken to a local hospital in a personal vehicle. He also was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, but it was not believed to be life-threatening.

Richmond police spokesman James Mercante said detectives believe the men’s wounds were suffered at or near the same site on West Brookland Park Boulevard.

The investigation continues. No suspect information was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. You can also contact Crime Stoppers by going to www.7801000.com or using the P3 Tips app for smartphones.

All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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