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.
Wayne M. Smith, Jr., age 34 of the 6300 block of Midlothian Turnpike.
- Where: 6346 Midlothian Turnpike on Southside
- When: Friday, April 30th at or around 6:17 PM
- Weapon: Gun. Mr. Smith was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the courtyard of the Richmond Inn & Suites. He died at the hospital.
According to the police, there are very strong leads.
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Got a tip?
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Amira Sleem at 804 646-3871 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.
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