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Richmond police seeking public's help in Sunday fatal shooting off Midlothian Turnpike

Richmond police seeking public's help in Sunday fatal shooting off Midlothian Turnpike

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Richmond police are seeking information about the death of a man who was found shot late Sunday in an industrial area off Midlothian Turnpike.

The victim’s name is being withheld by police pending notification of relatives.

Police responded about 11:37 p.m. to the 100 block of Erich Road for a report of a person down.

Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Members of the department’s Major Crimes Division, along with forensic investigators and a state medical examiner, responded to the scene.

Police Chief Gerald Smith, Maj. Spence Cochran and supervisors of the department’s 3rd Precinct also responded.

The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information can call Major Crimes Detective A. Darnell at (804) 646-3927 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Tips also can be submitted using the P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones.

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