‘It worries me’: Richmond community reeling after man found dead in car


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A community is expressing concern for their safety after police say a man was found dead inside a vehicle in Richmond’s Whitcomb Court on Thursday.

A homicide investigation is ongoing.

A Richmond Police spokesperson said in an email that officers reported to the 2000 block of Conrad Street for a “person down” call at 1:50 p.m. When they arrived, authorities found the body of a man who had been shot inside a vehicle.

Antoine Deleston, a 28-year-old from Richmond, was identified as the victim by police on Friday. Deleston, who was found in the front seat of the car, was pronounced dead six minutes after police arrived at the scene.

“Yeah, it worries me,” said a man who lives in the area. He told 8News he never expected to come home to a dead man outside his home.

“I couldn’t believe it, I said oh my goodness no he ain’t, nobody dead in front of my house cause I was paranoid when I see them out here in front of my house cause like 20 police officers around here,” the man said.

The resident, who did not want to be identified, told 8News he wants the shootings to stop. From him, seeing a man dead outside his house, along with the other shootings that have plagued the Richmond area is a cause of concern.

“It worries me cause I mean in front of my house, yeah it worries me,” the man said. “I mean, why wouldn’t it worry you?”

An investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804 780-1000 or go to www.7801000.com to provide a tip.

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