Charlotte man arrested following fatal Richmond shooting

Posted at 1:04 PM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 13:04:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A North Carolina man was arrested in connection to a fatal Richmond shooting.

DeQuan T. Burns, 21, of Charlotte, NC, turned himself in to Richmond Police. Burns was initially charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Additional charges are pending, police said.

The charges stemmed from a fatal Monday night shooting along the 1400 block of Clarkson Road.

Bryant S. Jordan, 24, of Sugarbush Drive, was shot in the chest and died in an apartment complex parking lot.

“At approximately 10:21 p.m. [Monday], police were called to the 1400 block of Clarkson Road for the report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they found Jordan suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene,” a Richmond Police spokesperson said.

The SWAT team responded to the Southwood apartment complex where Jordan was found after witnesses said a suspect ran towards a nearby home. That suspect was never found.

‘I tried to help. It didn’t work.’ Nurse finds dying man in parking lot

A Richmond nurse said she left her south Richmond apartment Monday night and saw a man down on the ground in the parking lot. The nurse walked over to see if the man — who she believed had fallen — needed help.

Once she got closer, she realized the man — later identified as Jordan — had been shot.

“He was gasping for air, I saw blood on his shirt. It looked like he’d been shot in the chest,” the nurse, who identified herself only as Linda, said.

It was then Linda’s training took over.

“It was just an adrenaline rush. I know he was bleeding. I needed to just go. That mode to hurry up and help someone… to give him a chance to live,” Linda said. “I tried to help him. It did not work.”

Jordan died before EMS arrived on the scene, Linda said.

The Medical Examiner will determine his cause of death.

“Hopefully this community understands that we need more police activity out here,” Linda said. “We just need more activity from police to come through the neighborhood to make sure everything is OK. I just wish this neighborhood would get better.”



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