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Petersburg Murder Suspect On The Loose

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Charles Xavier Rankins Charles Xavier Rankins

PETERSBURG, VA—A murder suspect is on the loose after Petersburg Police say the gunman shot and killed a 25-year-old man Wednesday night.

Police say Charles Xavier Rankins, 26, shot and killed a 25-year-old man shortly after 7 p.m. near Halifax and Shore Streets.

Rankins is wanted for murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Rakins is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, you're asked to contact police immediately.

He's described as 5'7'', 165 pounds with a "3rd Ward" tattoo on his right arm. His last known address was 535 Shore Street, Petersburg, VA.

The victim has been identified as Jasmund Eure.

Police have asked anyone with information to call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212, text "PDCASH" along with the message and send to 274637, or go to the website,, to leave a tip.

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