Nurse tried to save dying man at Richmond apartment complex

Nurse tried to save dying man at Richmond apartment complex

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A homicide investigation is underway in south Richmond after a man was found shot to death at the Southwood Apartment complex.

The 1400 block of Clarkson Road was taped off with numerous police cars, detectives, ambulances and several officers in tactical gear in the area throughout the night.

When police arrived, they found 24-year-old Bryant S. Jordan suffering from a gunshot wound. A suspect had taken off running down Clarkson Road, but police were not able to track the person down.

Linda, a nurse who lives in the Southwood Apartment complex, says she was walking to her car just before 10:30 p.m. Monday, when she noticed Jordan lying face down on the sidewalk.

"I wanted to make sure he was OK or if there was anything I could do for him," she said.

It was only when she got closer that she realized the man was in bad shape, and quickly jumped into action.

"He was gasping for air and I noticed he had blood on his shirt, and I lifted up his shirt and he had been shot," said Linda.

She performed CPR, while she says the victims' friends called 9-1-1.

"It was an adrenaline rush. It was like I know he's bleeding, but I needed to just go because he was gasping for air. Just that mode to hurry up and help someone and give him a chance to live," said Linda.

Despite her efforts, it was too late. Linda says by the time the paramedics got there, the man had died.

"I just wish this neighborhood would get better," she said.

Linda says she didn't hear gunshots last night, but she and other neighbors say gun violence plagues this part of the city's southside. She wished she could have done more for the young man.

"We are all human beings we all deserve the same safety as everyone else," said Linda. "This guy was young and I tried to help him, but it didn't work."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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