Richmond police identify man found dead inside vehicle

Richmond police identify man found dead inside vehicle
At approximately 9:11 a.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Cliff Avenue after the report of a vehicle parked in an alley. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Police have identified the man found dead inside a vehicle in Richmond on Wednesday morning.

At approximately 9:11 a.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Cliff Avenue after receiving a call from a woman living in the area.

Police identified the victim as Ronald D. Cosby Jr., 22 of Richmond.

According to the woman, a garbage truck was trying to drive down the alley when they noticed the vehicle was in the way.

A couple of hours later after seeing the vehicle was still parked there, the woman called it in as a stolen car.

“It’s not snitching. If you see something, you’re not snitching. You are givin’ information. If it happened to your loved one, your family, you would want someone to talk. So get this out your mind it’s snitching, you’re giving information,” Rosa Pemberton said.

After arriving on the scene, officers found the body of a man inside the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Cosby was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information should contact Major Crimes, Detective P. Ripley, at 804-646-0423.

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