Family pleads for tips almost one month from homicide and shooting

Angel Hernandez
Angel Hernandez

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Almost a month after a homicide and shooting, Richmond Police and family members are pleading for help. They fear the suspects could strike again. No arrests have been made since two men shot and killed Angel Hernandez and shot and injured Hugo Dubón during a robbery on Richmond's south side.

Detectives have handed out fliers asking for information in Spanish to target the large Hispanic population around the crime scene. Police say they need the public's help, but still a month later it seems no one is willing to help them find the guys who shot two people, killing one of them.

September 27th two families were forever changed. One lost Angel Hernandez. Another now copes with a loved one in critical condition. Rudy Dubón spoke to us about his brother Hugo through a translator.

"He is fighting for his life," he said.

Police say Hugo Dubón and Hernandez were like any other Richmonders. They got off work, stopped at the store and were coming home. That's when two men approached them and asked for money.

Detectives say the suspects never even gave Hernandez and Dubón time to respond. They immediately fired a shot, which hit Hernandez. He later died at the hospital. Dubón fought with his attackers and was also shot.

Now, he lives in fear in the hospital.

"He says in one way or another you feel like your life is in jeopardy since they're still out there," Dubón explained.

Detective Joseph Fultz explains there have been challenges getting tips.

"They fear for one, retaliation and some of the people in the community maybe if they are from other places they feel that they cannot trust the police as their country may be different," he said.

Dubón is pleading with his people to get past that.

"We are all human beings first and we should get these people who are responsible so they can't continue preying on us," he added. "We are all here to live our lives, not for someone to come and take it from us."

Sunday marks one month since Hernandez was killed and Dubón was shot. Police want to close this case. If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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