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Police searching for armed pair who shot, killed 24-year-old outside Southside apartment complex

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Oct 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-20 12:03:29-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond police are searching for two armed men after a 24-year-old man’s body was found outside the Woodbriar apartment complex on the city’s Southside Sunday night.

Richmond Police Caption Marty Harrison IV said officers were dispatched to a report of a person down around 8:46 p.m.  Harrison said police also received several calls about random gunfire around the same time.

When officers arrived to the 600 block of Warick Village Drive, Harrison said they discovered Darius C. Artis, of the 600 block of Warwick Village Drive, fatally wounded.

“He was hit one time as far as we can tell,” Harrison said.

Police were still canvassing the area and talking to neighbors around 10:30 p.m.

Officials said Monday that detectives were searching for two armed suspects.

The first suspect,  who may go by the name ‘Holiday,’ is described as a heavy-set black male with dark skin in his 20s or 30s, between 6 feet and 6 feet 3 inches tall with a low cut haircut. He was last seen wearing a black faded hoodie, blue jeans and a red bandana in his pocket.

The second suspect is described as a heavy-set black male with a stocky build and brown skin who was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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