Woman shot in home; police confirm May 10 homicide victim

A 64-year-old woman was shot dead in her home late Wednesday night, according to Richmond Police Department officials. Bonita Todd, 64, was hospitalized after gunshots were fired from the street into her apartment on 20th Street near Espee Avenue at around 11 p.m. on May 15, said police spokesperson Det. Nicole Abetkov. Todd died later…

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Daly City man killed in Saturday morning shooting

A man shot and killed in Richmond while driving his car Saturday morning was identified Monday by the Contra Costa County Coroner as Daly City resident Rodel Sarmiento. The 43-year-old’s death occurred on Chanslor Avenue near 18th Street. Richmond Police spokeswoman Detective Nicole Abetkov said no one else was injured. The homicide occurred just after…

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Richmond man killed in Sunday shooting

Roy Hill III, a 22-year-old Richmond resident, was shot dead while sitting in his car on the 2700 block of Ohio Avenue in Richmond Sunday afternoon. Richmond Police spokeswoman Detective Nicole Abetkov said RPD was alerted to the shooting at 2:20 pm on Sunday by its ShotSpotter system and several calls to 911. “He had…

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Homicide victim identified as Richmond resident

The Contra Costa County Coroner has identified the victim of Tuesday morning’s shooting on the 300 block of 28th Street in Richmond as 19-year-old Dimarea Young, a Richmond resident. According to Richmond Police Detective Nicole Abetkov, two other victims were also injured during the shooting. They were taken to a local hospital where they received…

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Man shot dead on 6th Street

Police cars at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street in Richmond

Lincoln Plair, 20, of Richmond was shot dead this afternoon on the 100 block of 6th Street, said Detective Nicole Abetkov of the Richmond Police Department. Police had blocked off most of 6th Street between Pennsylvania and Ripley Avenues on Monday night, but friends and family of Plair gathered near the corner of 6th Street and Pennsylvania…

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Police confirm three officers fired weapons in Feb. 11 shooting

Intersection of B Street and Nevin Avenue, Richmond, CA

The Richmond Police Department confirmed Thursday that three of its officers fired at an armed suspect in the officer-involved shooting on February 11, the city’s first such shooting since December 2011. Police Capt. Mark Gagan said the man, identified as Elston Young, 30, was “brandishing a firearm” and pointed it at the officers, but did…

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Richmond sees its first homicide in two months

Richmond had its first homicide of 2013 on Monday. The Richmond Police Department identified the victim as Richmond resident William Wheeler, 26. His body was found at around 3 a.m., alongside the train tracks near Lucas Park, at Lucas Avenue and 10th Street. He died of apparent gunshot wounds. It was the city’s first homicide…

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Homicide suspect arrested

Richmond police arrested a suspect Tuesday night in the shooting death of Isaiah Thomas last week. Jafari Sargent, a 30-year-old Richmond resident, turned himself in around 8 p.m. at the Richmond Police Department, Detective Nicole Abetkov said. Sargent and Thomas were cousins, Abetkov said. Eyewitnesses described the shooting, which resulted from an escalating argument between…

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Richmond sees decrease in violent crime

The number of homicides in Richmond this year rose to 14 on Saturday when a deadly shooting occurred in the Taco Bell parking lot on 23rd St. and Barrett Ave. Richmond Police spokeswoman, Detective Nicole Abetkov, said the victim was shot in the abdomen and died later at the hospital as a result of his injuries. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s office confirmed the identity of the victim as Javier Campos, 38, of Richmond.

“Homicides are down over 40% already,” said Richmond Police Captain Mark Gagan, cautioning that in the face of Campos’ murder just days earlier that statistic holds little comfort.

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