Woman killed in Richmond shooting identified; suspect shot, killed by officers

Police say the two were married
Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 11:56 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 1, 2023 at 2:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Two Richmond Police Department officers have been placed on administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting in Richmond on Friday morning.

This shooting happened in the 4100 block of North Avenue near Piney Road, but officials say two crime scenes are involved.

At 10:39 a.m., a call came in for the report of a female shot on Evergreen Avenue.

Police arrived to find 55-year-old Peace Talbert suffering from a gunshot wound inside her home. She was taken to the hospital and died about two hours later, police said.

During the investigation, police were tipped off to a vehicle description that led them to a male suspect in the woman’s shooting.

Police say they encountered an armed suspect outside his vehicle in the 4200 block of North Avenue. The suspect, now identified as 63-year-old James Talbert, III, was shot outside his car and taken to the hospital, where he later died.

After further investigation, police determined the two were married.

Two officers were involved in shooting Talbert and have since been placed on paid administrative leave. Police said Friday afternoon that one of the officers is an eight-year veteran of the department; the other officer has been with RPD for six years.

There’s currently no information on whether or not the suspect fired at police.

These incidents are under investigation at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective M. Young at (804) 646-3926 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.