Nathaniel A. Bullock—2016 Richmond homicide #11

Here’s what we know so far.

Update #1 — February 29, 2016; 11:06 AM

A suspect has been arrested for this homicide. See details under “The Investigation” below.

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Original — February 23, 2016

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.


Nathaniel A. Bullock, age 26, of the 3000 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.

His obituary reads:

BULLOCK, Nathaniel Adam, 26, of Richmond, departed this life February 22, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene Bullock and Adam Mayes; and grandfather, Marvin B. Johnson. He leaves to cherish his memory daughter, Natalie Bullock; sister, Chantele Byrd; brother, Juquan Bullock; grandmothers, Geneva Johnson, Daisy Scales and Mary B. Samuels; and a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held Tuesday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and where family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 11 a.m., at St. Mark COGIC, 1100 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Pastor Barry Winston officiating. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens.

Funeral Information

  • Wednesday, March 2nd • 11:00 AM
  • St. Mark COGIC, 1100 E. Brookland Park Boulevard
  • Interment at Roselawn Memory Gardens

The Incident

  • Where: 3000 block of Chamberlayne Avenue, in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
  • When: Monday, February 22nd. Police were called around 7:12 AM, and Mr. Bullock was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 7:41 AM.
  • Weapon: Gun, one shot to the head.

The Investigation

The police detectives have spoken to witnesses who heard a loud argument followed by several gunshots.

They do not believe that this incident is related to the nearby double homicide (Richmond’s ninth and tenth 2016 homicides) from February 20th (see Marquetta Y. Harris and Cory J. Holmes).

UPDATE: On February 26th, the police Miquel D. Olivis, 24, of the 400 block of Newbridge Terrace in Henrico County. He was charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and he surrendered to the police without incident. The police thank the community for numerous tips–your information with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force were instrumental in Olivis’s arrest.

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Got a tip?

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jeffrey Crewell at 804.646.5324 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.

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View all 2016 homicides here.

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