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18-year-old charged with murder in death of woman found on Richmond bike path

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 19:19:31-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- An 18-year-old has been charged with murder of a Richmond woman found dead on a city bike path.

Jamar Paxton Jr., 18, of Mechanicsville is charged with First-Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony as well as Robbery and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

Officers were called to the 4300 block of Williamsburg Road, near Gillies Creek Park, on Wednesday, May 13 for a report of a person down on a bicycle path at approximately 10:13 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found 22-year-old Dominique Danzy shot to death on the bike path. She had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Crime Insider sources say that Paxton was Danzy's boyfriend.

Anyone with additional information on this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.