Man killed outside Subway restaurant in Richmond

Posted at 6:28 PM, Mar 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-25 23:55:28-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Police are investigating a homicide after a shooting outside a Richmond Subway restaurant in broad daylight Sunday afternoon.

Richmond Police spokesperson James Mercante said VCU Police officers in the area of E. Broad and 4th streets heard a shot fired just around 3:15 p.m.

Officials said they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds on the sidewalk outside the Subway.

Mercante said the victim was transported to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.

Officials said the Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

WTVR CBS 6 reporter Jake Burns spotted multiple shell casings on the ground at the scene.

The shooting closed Broad Street between 3rd and 5th streets.

Officials advised drivers to use Grace and Marshall as alternate routes.

"Detectives believe this was not an isolated incident," Mercante said. "The investigation continues."

Officers said numerous people likely saw the shooting. While some of those people have talked to detectives, authorities are urging anyone who may have information to call police.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Sgt. Michael Mocello 804-646-6775 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or You can also submit tips to GUN250 about persons illegally possessing guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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