Richmond man indicted in Whitcomb Court homicide

Posted at 4:55 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 16:55:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A Richmond man was indicted Wednesday on multiple charges in connection with a homicide that occurred August 26 in Richmond’s Whitcomb Court neighborhood.

Daquan W. Morris, 24, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

He was initially arrested shortly after the incident.

Daquan W. Morris

Daquan W. Morris

Police said just before midnight on August 26, they received a call for shots fired and persons shot in the 2300 block of Bethel Street.

When officers arrived on the scene they found a man and woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital.

The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The male victim, Joseph C. Johnson, 44, of Whitcomb Street, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Whitcomb Court shooting

Police said an investigation revealed a fight broke out at a party and gunshots were fired, striking the victims.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Michael Gouldman at 804 646-3915 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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