Death investigation underway in Colonial Heights after Petersburg man shot to death


COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — Colonial Heights Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old man from Petersburg.

According to authorities, just after midnight, officers responded to the 400 block of East Roslyn Road for the report of a person shot. On the scene they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim — later identified as s Gerard D. Richardson of Petersburg — died at the scene.

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A 31-year-old Petersburg man died on South Ave and East Roslyn Road after being shot. (Photo: 8News Reporter Nicole Dantzler)

Colonial Heights detectives are investigating but have determined that the victim and the suspects knew each other.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Adam Brandeberry at (804)524-9327.

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