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Police need help solving murder on the dance floor

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 12:24:32-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Police need help solving the murder of a man killed on the dance floor at a Richmond nightclub. Jerquell Cheatham, 21, was shot and killed January 18 at the Illusions Night Club on Midlothian Turnpike.

“There were hundreds of people in the club that night,” Richmond Police Major Crimes Detective Jamie Baynes said. “If anyone who was there saw the shooting or recorded any images from the club, please contact me as any additional pieces of information could assist in the investigation.”

Detective Baynes can be reached at 804-646-3617.

One person has been arrested in connection with the case. Trevell A. Harvey, 27, of Third Avenue, was arrested January 19. He was later indicted and charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Trevell A. Harvey (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Trevell A. Harvey (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Several off-duty Richmond Police officers were working security at the club when Cheatam was shot.

“Officers identified two others who were injured – a male with a gunshot wound, and a female who had been struck by a car in the club parking lot,” a Richmond Police spokesperson said. “Both persons were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”

The shooting happened at about 1 a.m.