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Richmond’s fourth homicide victim found in walkway with head wound

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Mar 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-16 16:32:21-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Police detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred this weekend in the city’s east end.

At approximately 2:50 a.m., Sunday, March 15, officers were called to an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Coalter Street. They quickly located the victim, Frizzell Belton, 41, of the 3800 block of Austin Avenue, lying unconscious with a head injury in a breezeway of the building.

He was transported to VCU Medical Center where he died early Monday morning.

This is Richmond’s fourth homicide of 2015.

If you have a tip for police, please contact Major Crimes Detective A. Demery at (804) 646-5999 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.