Man shot dead in South Richmond; suspect rides away on bike

Crime

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police are searching for the shooter who killed a man on the city’s southside.

Officers were called to the 2300 block of Halifax Avenue around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, where they found 59-year-old Husain El-Amin, of Chesterfield County, lying on the sidewalk. 

Police said El-Amin had been shot multiple times.” He was taken to the hospital, where he died shortly after. 

Detectives believe El-Amin was shot by a man riding a small-frame bicycle. 

“We have already spoken to several people in the neighborhood. We believe there were additional people who were in the immediate area at the time of the shooting. What they might tell us could be tremendously helpful to the detectives,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Fultz at (804) 646-3929 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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