Herbert L. Brown—2016 Richmond Homicide #19

Here’s what we know so far.

We’re calling this a homicide because it has been officially termed as such by the Richmond Police Department. Before you tell us we’ve missed one–was it actually a death investigation (often self-defense)? Was it within city limits? Did the person die of wounds received in a different year? All of those deaths do not get officially counted as Richmond homicides for this year.


Herbert L. Brown, age 32 of the 6000 block of Claypoint Road, Chesterfield.

His obituary reads:

Herbert Leroy Brown, Jr. of Chesterfield, departed this life April 10, 2016. He is survived by his parents, Deborah and Herbert L. Brown Sr.; two sisters, Nichelle Jones (Larry) and Mia Horne (Levell); brother, Bruce Branch; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Information

  • Friday, April 15th • 2:00 PM
  • Spring Creek Baptist Church, 5130 Woolridge Road
  • Dr. Micah L. McCreary, officiating
  • Interment private

The Incident

  • Where: 200 block of N. 8th Street, Downtown
  • When: Sunday, April 10th at or around 2:44 AM.
  • Weapon: Police were called by bystanders and arrived to find Mr. Brown’s body in the driver’s seat of a car parked at the curb.

The Investigation

So far, nothing to report.

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Got a tip?

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Marshall Young at 804.646.3926 or Crime Stoppers at 804.780.1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Or, leave a tip online at www.7801000.com. Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Submit tips about persons in possession of illegally-held guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. All the Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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View all 2016 homicides here.

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