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Youth football team honors coach killed outside Richmond nightclub

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Posted at 12:37 AM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 00:37:02-04
Tribute to Michael Minor

Tribute to Michael Minor

RICHMOND, Va. – A youth football team honored their coach who was murdered last month during a robbery after finishing his shift at a Richmond nightclub.

The Rich City Spiders released balloons in honor of Michael Minor Sunday afternoon.

Police said someone shot Minor outside the Black Tie Social Club just after 2:05 a.m. on July 30.

Detectives asked for the public’s help Friday to catch his killer and locate a vehicle wanted in connection to the homicide on Nine Mile Road.

Tribute to Michael Minor

Tribute to Michael Minor

Detectives believe the motive for the shooting was robbery.

“The suspect demanded the victim’s personal belongings then a physical altercation ensued,” said Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann. “During that fight, the victim was shot and killed.”

The suspect stole the victim’s belongings and fled on foot toward Nine Mile Road. He is described as a black male in his mid-30s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium to heavyset or stocky build.

He has a round face with a short hairstyle. He wore a white T-shirt with dark-colored jean shorts and Nike-style street or hiking boots.

He was picked up by a white Chrysler 300 sedan, which fled eastbound on Nine Mile Road toward I-64. The vehicle was captured on a nearby surveillance camera.

The suspect stole the victim’s belongings and fled on foot toward Nine Mile Road. He is described as a black male in his mid-30s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium to heavyset or stocky build.

The suspect stole the victim’s belongings and fled on foot toward Nine Mile Road. He is described as a black male in his mid-30s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium to heavyset or stocky build.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann at 804-646-3351 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.