Police make arrest in deadly April Shockoe Bottom shooting

Jihad Bryant
Jihad Bryant(Richmond Police)
Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 1:18 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 4:37 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Police made an arrest in connection to a shooting that left a man dead in Shockoe Bottom in April.

Officers were called to the 100 block of North 19th Street around 11:16 p.m. on April 3 for the report of a person shot. That’s where they found Lakeith Ruffin Jr., 30, of Richmond, with a gunshot wound.

A man is dead after he was shot on North 19th Street late Sunday night
A man is dead after he was shot on North 19th Street late Sunday night(WWBT)

Ruffin was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

On July 28, police arrested and charged Jihad Bryant, 27, of Henrico, with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Anyone with further information can call Major Crimes Detective G. Russell (804) 646-7715 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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