RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police are investigating after a man, identified as a U.S. Marine, was shot during a robbery attempt in Church Hill Friday night.
Richmond Police has issued the following press release:
Richmond Police detectives need the public's help to find and identify a man who shot a United States Marine during a robbery last night in Church Hill.
At approximately 8 p.m. Friday, the victim was walking with his girlfriend in the 600 block of North 33rd Street when they were approached by an unknown male who displayed a gun and demanded money. After the victims complied, the male shot the victim and ran away.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5'10" with a skinny build and young, possibly in his late 20s. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hoodie with a white and black or red bandana covering the lower portion of his face. The bandana possibly had a Houndstooth print design, like the one pictured below, on it.
The victim, a 25-year-old male, suffered life-threatening injuries, and is currently in critical, but stable condition. He is a reserve sergeant and was previously stationed out of Cherry Point Air Force Base and served tours of duty in Okinawa, Japan, and Iraq.
Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call Detective Amira Sleem at (804) 646-3871 or the Department's Tipsline at 514-TIPS (8477). Citizens can also call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word "ITip" followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.