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Henrico man wanted for murder of Army Reservist surrenders to police

Posted at 3:20 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 15:22:15-05
Miquel D. Olivis

Miquel D. Olivis

RICHMOND, Va. –The man hunted by police and U.S. Marshals,  wanted for the murder of an Army reservist, has been arrested.

Miquel D. Olivis, 24, was wanted for the murder of Nathaniel Bullock, which occurred early morning on Feb. 22.

He surrendered to authorities Friday morning at the Richmond Justice Center. Richmond Police detectives thanked the community for the numerous tips and information provided which led to this arrest. The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force assisted in the search.

Nathaniel Bullock

Olivis was arrested without incident and charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Both charges are felonies.

Officers found Bullock, 26, of the 3000 block of Chamberlayne Avenue lying in the parking lot. He had been shot in the head. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:41 a.m. on Feb. 22.

Witnesses said they heard a loud argument followed by gunfire.

He was a] Great father, great military man,” Geneva Johnson, Bullock’s grandmother, said. “He was a high school graduate and was enrolled at J. Sergeant Reynolds.”

Bullock and his daughter Natalie posed for a photo at 4:25 Sunday afternoon. Hours later, his life ended and the lives of his loved ones were forever changed.

Nathaniel Bullock and daughter

Nathaniel Bullock and daughter

Bullock was described as a man’s man, a leader and not a follower, a supervisor at every job he had. He took care of his daughter and two children who were not his own, family said. His daughter was his world, they added.

There is no connection between this homicide and the double homicide that occurred on February 20 in the 2900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue, police said. The deaths have left residents nervous and upset.

Bullock’s murder was the 12th homicide in Richmond in 2016. There were two murders at the same time last year.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jeffrey Crewell at (804) 646-5324.

Citizens can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 780-1000, online at or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip. Submit tips about persons in possession of illegally-held guns by using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. All the Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.