Police investigate deadly shooting near VCU campus

Posted at 8:53 AM, Oct 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-07 17:55:35-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Richmond Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 300 block of West Marshall Street, just blocks away from VCU's Monroe Park campus.

Shortly before 1:00 a.m., Richmond Police officers arrived on scene to find 24-year old Nathan Ratigan, had been shot, outside his home.  

He was pronounced dead about an hour and a half later at VCU Medical Center.

Detectives are in the early stages of the investigation, but they believe the shooting occurred during a confrontation with four black males, all in their 20s.

One male was wearing an orange polo shirt and gold necklace. Another male was wearing a blue polo shirt. The third male was wearing a plaid shirt. The fourth male was wearing a grey polo shirt.

They were last seen running towards the intersection of Belvidere and West Broad Streets. 

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