19-year-old man charged with murder in shooting of Javonte Prothro

Community members placed candles at the corner of S.47th Street and Carlson Boulevard, where Javonte Prothro was fatally shot on September 19. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

Community members placed candles at the corner of S.47th Street and Carlson Boulevard, where Javonte Prothro was fatally shot on September 19. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office has formally charged 19-year-old Richmond resident Dawaun Rice in connection with the death of Javonte Prothro, who was shot multiple times in his car at 1025 S.47th St. on Monday and died at the scene.

On Wednesday, Richmond police arrested Rice as a suspect in Prothro’s death. On Thursday, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office charged Rice with the murder of Prothro.

Today, Rice appeared at the George D. Carroll Courthouse in Richmond before Judge David E. Goldstein. Deputy District Attorney Jun Fernandez filed a notice of intent to not seek the death penalty in the case. Attorney Sarah MonPere of the Office of the Public Defender declared a conflict that would require a new attorney be assigned from the Alternate Defender Office. The arraignment was subsequently postponed to next Friday, September 30.

The Richmond Police Department’s partnership with the community was essential to identifying a suspect in this case, said Lieutenant Felix Tan in a press release about the case issued on Thursday.

“We would like to acknowledge and thank community members for their support and the partnership we have that helped solved this homicide,” said Tan.

RPD has not released information on the suspect’s motive, or any further details on the investigation.

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8 Comments

  1. D

    What’s sick is, earlier this year, that sick bastard Rice was awarded money by the city of Richmond FOR NOT KILLING PEOPLE. I suggest the city does its research. It was noted that he had lost seven friends to gun violence and he didn’t think that was the way to solve things. So we give this young fool money for not doing something he has no business doing, and he turns around and does it. Give this idiot the death penalty. If he cared so much about his life, he wouldn’t have been running rampant taking others.

    • Weez

      U a bitch give yo self the death penalty ??????????

      • John Spartan

        Oh burn weezy!! What’s wrong with you, mad cuz ya boy got caught slip’n in V-Town?? Death penalty sounds about right to me!

    • dognose2

      I seriously do not know of this program. Can you give me info. about it? Is there an actual name to it so I can look into it? It sounds insane!!

  2. K.

    BLACK LIVES MATTER IS A MOVEMENT. I HOPE ONE DAY SOON BLACK ON BLACK CRIME BECOMES A MOVEMENT. FOR EVERY OFFICER THAT KILLS A BLACKMAN TEN ARE.FUN DOWN AS MY GOD BROTHER JOVONTEWAS BY ANOTHER BLACKMAN.

  3. K.F

    BLACK LIVES MATTER IS A MOVEMENT. I HOPE ONE DAY SOON BLACK ON BLACK CRIME BECOMES A MOVEMENT. FOR EVERY OFFICER THAT KILLS A BLACKMAN TEN ARE.FUN DOWN AS MY GOD BROTHER JOVONTEWAS BY ANOTHER BLACKMAN.

    • John Spartan

      BLM does not care about black Lives! They care about rioting and looting and really don’t care about black on black crime!

  4. Hallow heart.

    I usually don’t comment on stuff like this, but i have to, this hit home first off.. ONS.. gave this man taxes payer’s dollars to not commit crimes, every month..while hard working people like me pay for this.. I watched the little thing about him .they gave him thousands of dollars, paid for trips, he even went to the White House. he lost 7 friends to gun violence, and they really thought that they could change his cold heart. it’s been a long song.19 years old and your heart is that cold. This is sad. they need to really be ashamed of themselves. what the hell are ONS.going to donate to his family, and his kids. they need to be held accountable for there actions just like that..no life jelous bastard. I would like to know why??? I will forever be heartbroken, his smile, him making me laugh, my love, my heart, my friend I will always love you ..I will forever be empty..F.L.G JAVONTE…every day. .i pray I wake up from this bad dream.. the tears..

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