Police searching for person of interest, vehicle in Cary Street homicide

Police identify victim in Cary Street homicide

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Police are searching for a person of interest and vehicle in connection to a shooting that occurred Sunday in Richmond.

Police were called to 2000 block of West Cary Street around 11 p.m. and found an adult male, identified as Jerson S. White, 37, of Richmond, in an alley suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Police say the person of interest was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark-colored shoes.

Police say the person of interest was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark-colored shoes.
Police say the person of interest was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark-colored shoes. (Source: NBC12)

A black SUV, possibly a Kia Sorento, was also seen leaving the scene where the homicide happened.

A black SUV, possibly a Kia Sorento, was also seen leaving the scene where the homicide happened.
A black SUV, possibly a Kia Sorento, was also seen leaving the scene where the homicide happened. (Source: NBC12)
A stock photo of a dark Kia Sorento.
A stock photo of a dark Kia Sorento. (Source: NBC12)

“I want to find out who did this to him and why," Florence Leonard, the victim’s mother said.

White was taken to the hospital where he later died. Police said he lived near the area where the shooting occurred.

“He is good to everybody. When people call him and need something done, he gets up and he goes and do it. I don’t care if it’s the middle of the night," Leonard said.

His family says he was on his way to pick up his cousin and take them to the hospital to treat a spider bite.

According to his family, White ran up an the alleyway to one apartment, banging on the door to get inside. The apartment belonged to his aunt, but unfortunately, she wasn’t home at the time.

“She had left and went on to the hospital. And he didn’t know that apparently,” Leonard said.

So White sat in the doorway, bleeding out.

Leonard says White liked to help out many of the people around him, both family and friends, and was working on starting his own home renovation business.

“He walks up and down this alley everyday. He helps people out, stopping to visit the older folks and everything. He does that, seeing if they need help or whatever,” his mother said.

Police have not said what led to the shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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