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Fatal shooting on 3800 block Chamberlayne

Update: RPD identify victim and make an arrest

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of yesterday’s homicide on Chamberlayne Avenue and has made an arrest.

Detectives have identified the victim as Jerome L. Harris, 38, of the 1500 block of North 35th Street.

Police arrested Curtis R. Lee, Jr., 47, of the 3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue. His photo is attached and below.

Lee has been charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Other charges are pending.

Detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone with additional information about this incident can call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

This makes three murders (16 citywide) and two shootings within a two-block stretch of Chamberlayne. This incident and the previous one both took place in the evening, well before dark.

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8News is reporting a fatal shooting on the 3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.

A shooting has just been reported, on the 3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue. Police say that at least 1 person is dead.

Here’s the release from the RPD:

At approximately 4:54 p.m., the Richmond Police Department received calls of an argument in the 3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue. Two minutes later they received a call of a shot fired at the same location. Officers arrived one minute later and found a deceased male in a parking lot.

The victim is described as a black male in his 30’s. He appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause of death.

Detectives have been interviewing residents of the nearby apartment complexes in search of information that can assist the investigation.

At this time detectives believe this is an isolated incident and do not believe this was a random act.

Two blocks of Chamberlayne Avenue north of Laburnum Avenue were closed for just under three hours to accommodate the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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6 comments

  1. #1 • chris •

    directly across from gpms

  2. #2 • john m •

    So that’s Richmond’s 16th for 2012 so far, right? We had 13 last year at this time, 19 the year before that.

    3 out of 16 of the city’s killings coming in one 2-block stretch is crazy. That’s almost 20%!

  3. #3 • Ross Catrow •

    @john Yep. I’ll update the RVANews murder page later this morning. I wasn’t kidding last month when I said it was the most dangerous block in the city.

    I’m even done driving through it.

  4. #4 • ben •

    …and this just in. RTD reports evidence from missing Midlothian woman leads to the search and seizure of a car belonging to a man who lives where? yep, 3800 block of chamberlayne.
    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/news/2012/jun/07/new-leads-in-case-of-missing-midlothian-woman-ar-1973341/