Police need info in December 30th homicide - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Police need info in December 30th homicide

Lynn Taylor Jr. Lynn Taylor Jr.
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Richmond Police need help finding a killer. Almost four months after a murder on the city's south side, the victim's family and detectives are giving an inside look at the investigation and pleading for answers.

Police say they have a lot of good evidence in this case but still need your help to crack it and give Lynn Taylor Jr.'s family closure.

From now on, the holidays will be more difficult for Taylor's family. His mother Rose recalls how the night before New Year's Eve, their lives changed.

"I got a call and they said 'get here,'" she explained. "I said 'For what I'm getting ready to go to work.' ‘Something is wrong with Lynn. He's been shot.'"

When police arrived on scene at East 34th near Hull Street, they found Taylor in his car, which was riddled with bullets.

"When I got up here, the truck was over there," Rose recalled. "I couldn't get to it and my son was laying in there dead."

"There was a crowd from the club over here," Detective Mac Adams showed us back at the crime scene. "It was pretty chaotic when the police first got here."

Since then, Detective Adams has learned there were probably two people intent on causing Taylor harm. They did so and then fled on foot.

"At this point in time we believe it is retaliation for another incident that happened earlier in the month of December," Adams explained.

He wouldn't go into detail about what that incident was but he's hoping the public can help him identify the suspects and build a solid case.

"Anyone who was out here that night I want you to give us a call," he pleaded. "Anyone who heard from someone who might have been out here that night I want you to give us a call."

Police believe Taylor had a phone conversation with someone right before he was killed. If you're that person, they'd also like to speak to you.

Maybe those conversations will give the Taylors some peace.

"It hasn't been right since," Rose added. "I haven't. My family hasn't been right."

Copyright 2013 WWBT NBC12.  All rights reserved.

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:29 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:19 AM EST2018-02-22 06:19:21 GMT

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...

    More >>

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.

    More >>
  • Virginia locks up top seed in ACC Tournament with win over Georgia Tech

    Virginia locks up top seed in ACC Tournament with win over Georgia Tech

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:23 AM EST2018-02-22 05:23:04 GMT

    Ty Jerome scored 18 points and Virginia pulled away from Georgia Tech in the second half, as the top-ranked Cavaliers downed the Yellow Jackets, 65-54. With the victory, the Wahoos clinch the top seed in the ACC Tournament next month. 

    More >>

    Ty Jerome scored 18 points and Virginia pulled away from Georgia Tech in the second half, as the top-ranked Cavaliers downed the Yellow Jackets, 65-54. With the victory, the Wahoos clinch the top seed in the ACC Tournament next month. 

    More >>
  • Blind victim forgives childhood friend for accidental shooting

    Blind victim forgives childhood friend for accidental shooting

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:19 AM EST2018-02-22 05:19:46 GMT
    Mike Lee was left blind after an accidental shooting in 1989. (Source: NBC12)Mike Lee was left blind after an accidental shooting in 1989. (Source: NBC12)

    Mike Lee has never harbored hatred towards his friend Todd Bell, but until now, the two men have never truly expressed how the accident changed both their lives.

    More >>

    Mike Lee has never harbored hatred towards his friend Todd Bell, but until now, the two men have never truly expressed how the accident changed both their lives.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly