Update: Police take South 36th Street homicide suspect into custody

Update: Police take South 36th Street homicide suspect into custody

Updated at 10:45 p.m. March 28, 2024
The suspect in a homicide on South 36th Street has been taken into custody this afternoon, the Richmond Police announced Thursday night.

Assistant Police Chief Tim Simmons shared online that Richmond Police Detectives, in partnership with an outside agency, were able to locate and take the suspect into custody.

“Working throughout the day and night, RPD Detectives identified a suspect in the case and worked tirelessly to locate them,” Simmons wrote.

Police said the homicide appeared to be an isolated incident, and with the suspect in custody, there was no active threat to the community.

“Although we are relieved this suspect is in custody, we also offer our condolences to the victim and his family in this case. The RPD will continue to work diligently on this case to ensure this suspect is held accountable,” Simmons wrote.

The Richmond Police Department began investigating the city’s third homicide of the year after a victim was killed during a reported disturbance in the 300 block of South 36th Street on Wednesday, March 27.

According to Richmond police, dispatch received a call about a disturbance at 5:51 a.m.

“The caller reported that a subject had been injured at the location and needed medical assistance,” police said. “Medical personnel and RPD officers responded to the location where they had located a victim.”

The victim reportedly succumbed to their wounds, and detectives took over the homicide investigation at the scene.

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