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Video shows man killed in shootout with Richmond police confessing to 2010 shooting

Posted at 7:51 PM, Aug 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-07 19:51:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Police have released interrogation video from 2010 of the man investigators said wounded an officer before he was shot and killed in Richmond's Fan district Wednesday.

Keyshawn Hargrove was only 15 years old five years ago, but already had a lengthy criminal record when he confessed to an officer that he shot his then girlfriend.

Video from a Richmond police interrogation room captured the confession after he initially denied shooting his ex.

“Man, alright look, I shot her, bruh,” Hargrove said.

When asked why he did it, Hargrove elaborated on why he opened fire.

“First of all, I don't trust her,” he said. “Them Jackson Ward girls crazy. I know they crazy.”

He also told investigators that he had thrown the gun away shortly after the shooting.

Hargrove was sentenced to ten years behind bars for the malicious wounding of Haley with all 10 suspended and 5 years for a weapons charge. He would serve hard time in several super maximum security prisons for that charge, but was released on April 20.

 Keshawn Hargrove


Sade Haley told CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett it is hard to forget what happened on Aug. 7, 2010. She said she was left with a scar on her left leg from where Hargrove shot her with a .40 caliber handgun.

"We broke up and we got into an altercation," Haley said. "We got arguing, fighting and he started shooting basically at me and hit me in my leg."

Sade Haley and child.

Sade Haley and child.

"Well, it should have been some extra counseling or some extra help -- and it might have been better off for him," Sherine Newman, Haley's mother, said. "Just throwing him to the wolves did not help him, because it made him a wolf himself -- now look what happened."

Hargrove was the suspect in a shootout with police in the Fan Wednesday afternoon. Despite the double-digit shell casing markers, police said Hargrove was only hit once.

Officer Ryan Bailey, a nine-year veteran, was hit in the arm. His partner Jacob Deboard was also involved in the chaos.

"I'm surprised he was shooting at police of all people, but I'm not surprised at how he died," Hayley said. "I didn't know whether to feel good or bad or sad, but I do feel bad for his family.”

Chief Alfred Durham confirmed in a news conference Thursday that Hargrove was a person of interest in a July 23 shooting case in the Fan.