News to know for Dec. 30: Richmond shooting; attempted armed robbery; law firm offers free Lyft rides on New Year’s Eve

News to know for Dec. 30: Richmond shooting; attempted armed robbery; law firm offers free Lyft rides on New Year’s Eve

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a quick look at our top headlines to help get you out the door.

Richmond Shooting

At the scene, a victim was found with a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about should call Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

RPD Cruiser drives through Glenway Court after a shooting hours earlier.
RPD Cruiser drives through Glenway Court after a shooting hours earlier. (Source: WWBT/NBC12)

Attempted Armed Robbery

Richmond Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred in the 2700 block of W Cary Street.

Police say that the robbery took place at approximately 6:40 p.m.

There were no injuries and a firearm was used.

police sirens
police sirens (Source: 19 News)

New York Stabbing

The suspect, 37-year-old Grafton Thomas pleaded not guilty Sunday to attempted murder. This comes after police say he attacked five people with a knife during a Hanukkah celebration at a Rabbi’s home.

Thomas was arrested nearly two hours later in Manhattan.

One victim remains in critical condition.

Virginia Rabbi Speaks out After New York Stabbing

Denny’s Deadly Armed Robbery

Jordan Anderson of Manassas and Ryan Thomas Walker of Maryland have both been arrested

The man who died was picking up an order for a food delivery service. Police also say another person wounded is expected to survive.

Jordan Anderson of Manassas (left) and Ryan Thomas Walker of Maryland (right) have both been arrested in the Denny's shooting and robbery.
Jordan Anderson of Manassas (left) and Ryan Thomas Walker of Maryland (right) have both been arrested in the Denny's shooting and robbery. (Source: Prince William County Police)

Ambulance Hit

Emergency responders have a clear message for people as they prepare for the New Year Eve festivities, don’t drink and drive.

An ambulance operated by Southside Virginia Emergency Crew was struck head-on Saturday while it was sitting stationary responding to a medical call.

The group took to Facebook posting this reminder, “With the New Years celebration coming up we need to remind everyone to NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!”

On 12/28/2019 one of our units was hit head on by a drunk driver while sitting stationary on a medical call. With the...

Posted by Southside Virginia Emergency Crew on Sunday, December 29, 2019

‘Sober Ride Home’

For the eighth consecutive year, the law firm of Allen & Allen is offering a safe way to travel on New Years, with the firm’s Sober Ride Home program.

Allen & Allen will partner with Lyft to cover the fare for up to $50 on a ride home within 20 miles of Richmond.

For more details on the free service, click here.

Lyft and Uber drivers are striking for higher wages and more benefits across the country.
Lyft and Uber drivers are striking for higher wages and more benefits across the country. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Final Thought

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” - John D. Rockefeller

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