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Father shot to death on his front porch, family says

Posted at 3:08 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 14:44:31-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are investigating a deadly shooting on Richmond’s Southside Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called to the 4500 block of Norborne Road in the Hickory Hill neighborhood for a report a "man down on the front porch" of a home around 1:45 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found the body of a man who had been shot, police said.

Family members identified the victim as Michael Halford, 43, of the 4500 block Norbourne Road.

Makeia Terry said the father of two was shot to death at the home he shared with his fiancé and four-year-old stepdaughter.

“Somebody took a good man today and my family is very hurt," Terry said. "You need to come forward and turn yourself in.”

Michael Halford

Michael Halford

Police said they are still early in their investigation and do not yet have a suspect description.

No additional details were available at last check.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.