Eric A. Banks—2016 Richmond Homicide #14

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.

Update #1 — April 25, 2016; 9:55 PM

Three men have been arrested in connection with this case. See details under “The Investigation” below.

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Original — March 25, 2016


Eric A. Banks, 35, had no permanent address.

The Incident

  • Where: 1900 block of Raven Street in Mosby Court in the East End
  • When: Thursday, March 24th, around 5:29 PM.
  • Weapon: Gun.

The Investigation

From the police on April 22nd, 2016:

Kendell L. Coward, 34, of the 1900 block of Raven Street, and James M. Williams, 36, of the 1900 block of Raven Street, were arrested on April 20 by Major Crimes Detectives. Both men are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Keon L. McDonald, 31, of the 600 block of Westover Woods Circle, was arrested on April 21st by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Got a tip?

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Victoria Griffith-Matko at 804.646.3912 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 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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