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Police ask ‘have you seen this man connected to Richmond homicide?’

Posted at 11:12 AM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 11:12:49-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Police released a photo of a man suspected in connection to a homicide that occurred last week.

Detectives asked for the public’s help  locate Bernardo L. Jones, 20, of the 3900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.

A few minutes after midnight on Sunday, August 21, officers were called to the 3900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for the report of a person down.

Officers arrived and found Desmond L. Holmes, 32, of the 7900 block of Tamarind Place, Henrico, down and unresponsive in the parking lot of an apartment building.

Holmes had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this incident or the location of Bernardo L. Jones is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Amira Sleem at (804) 646-3871 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at

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