Search intensifies for person of interest in deadly Richmond shooting

Search intensifies for person of interest in deadly Richmond shooting
If you recognize the vehicle - give police a call. (Source: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond Police Department continues to investigate a homicide.

Police are requesting assistance in the search for the person of interest, a black male, in a deadly Church Hill shooting.

Police were called around 4:23 p.m. to the 1500 block of North 21st Street for the report of a person shot on Monday, Oct. 21.

At the scene, officers found a man who had been shot in the parking lot. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The victim was identified as Tahad K. Bailey, 26, of Richmond.

“This area has a tight-knit community of neighbors who have already provided our detectives with information,” said Major Crimes Lieutenant Faith Flippo. “We ask anyone who has doorbell camera video or other information to call us.”

Police are also asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that was seen in the area when the murder happened. Police said the driver may have information regarding the crime.

In addition, police say the driver may also be in possession of a dog spotted at the scene - a blue pit bull.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (804) 814-7123 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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