Arrest made in murder of Ashland man on Belvidere

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police have made an arrest in the murder of William O. Ennis III, which occurred on July 18 in the 400 block of Belvidere Street in Jackson Ward.

James R. Taylor Jr., 18, of the 1300 block of St. John Street was arrested Wednesday. Taylor has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Numerous tips from citizens led investigators to the identity of Taylor. Richmond Police further determined the shooting was not random and that Ennis apparently was not the intended target of Taylor.

Richmond Police said it would like to thank the members of the community who provided valuable information that resulted in the arrest of Taylor.

The investigation remains active. Richmond Police asks that anyone with any additional information contact Detective Joe Fultz at 646-3929.

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