Richmond police identify Northside homicide victim

Posted at 7:33 PM, Sep 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-21 21:46:04-04


RICHMOND, Va (WTVR)-  The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of yesterday’s homicide on Old Brook Road as Malik D. DeSilva, 31, of the 1500 block of Anderson Highway, Cumberland County.

Police received a call shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday about a black male in his 30’s inside the hallway of the Chamberlayne Garden Apartments in the 4800 block of Old Brook Road.  

Upon arrival, they found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are working several leads in the case and are searching for three males that were seen leaving the area immediately after the shooting.

Anyone with any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.