Police ID man killed in South Richmond shooting


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police have identified the man killed in a South Richmond shooting Monday morning.

The shooting happened in the 2300 block of Gordon Avenue near Jefferson Davis Highway. Richmond Police received a call just before 11:30 a.m. for a report of a person shot.

When officers arrived, they found a man — later identified as 36-year-old Calvin Peay, of the 1300 block of Minefee Street — dead in the middle of the street. He had been shot.

Moments later, RPD officers located a second victim of the shooting, who showed up at a local hospital seeking treatment for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Authorities said they were looking for a white pickup truck as a possible vehicle of interest.

The vehicle was described as a white, four-door pickup truck with dual rear wheels, covered cargo area and company lettering on the side.

On Tuesday evening, a spokesman for the Richmond Police Department said the truck was located and its owner has come forward. It is still unclear if the truck’s owner is a suspect in the shooting.

“Our effort now is focused on identifying the person or persons who shot these two men,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino.

“There are probably a lot of people who have some information. They may be afraid to come forward, but if they call us or let us know anonymously what’sgoing on, that could be a big step.”

— RPD spokesperson Gene Lepley

“Anybody who may have seen or heard anything, no matter how small, that could really be the linchpin piece of evidence that gives our detectives the full picture,” Gene Lepley, a spokesperson for Richmond Police, told 8News Monday.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.



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