Man arrested following Chamberlayne Ave. killing

Posted at 10:52 AM, Jun 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-05 10:57:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Richmond Police arrested Curtis R. Lee, Jr., 47, of the 3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue in connection with Monday’s deadly shooting on Chamberlayne Avenue.

Lee is charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Other charges are pending, police noted in a press release.

Jerome L. Harris, 38, was found shot and killed along the 3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue, near Laburnum Avenue in the Ginter Park area.

Richmond Police spokesman James Mercante said that the initial calls came in about an argument, then just two minutes later the call came in about a shooting.

Over the past three months, three murders and several shootings have erupted near the same area of Chamberlayne Avenue. 

The shooting occurred a block away from the double-shooting on April 16, 2012. The incident is close to the Newman Village Apartments, where 17-year-old Keona Johnson was fatally shot in April in a drive-by shooting.