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He was Richmond's 91st murder. His family wants his name known

He was Richmond's 91st murder. His family wants his name known
Posted at 11:21 PM, Dec 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-31 13:03:54-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- To man Richmonders, Calvin Hubbard is just murder 91 in 2021.

But his family wants you to know his name.

At 71, Hubbard was shot multiple times on Tuesday while riding his bike in an alley, just a few feet from his backyard.

Riding his bike through his Northside neighborhood was part of Hubbard's almost daily routine.

He would grin upon seeing neighbors and engage in a conversation, especially if you called him by his nickname 'Uncle Jimmy'.

"Uncle Jimmy was the best uncle. He is so well-loved by the family," Kiara Christian, the victim's niece, said.

Retired from the Science Museum, family members said that Richmonders will remember the 71-year-old for his kindhearted grin, zest for life and love for his family. He and his wife were attached at the hip for 42 years.

"He was on his bicycle. He's well known on his side of town. They've lived there for years. The neighbors know him. They've been there for God knows how long," Kiara said.

He was Richmond's 91st murder. His family wants his name known

In an alley off Hazelhurst Avenue on Richmond's northside on Tuesday afternoon, Crime Insider sources said Hubbard was shot multiple times.

It was a bizarre killing of a man who would really just mind his own business.

Law enforcement had no dealings with him and family members said that Hubbard didn't mess with anyone.

His niece, along with other family members, is now asking why their loved one became the victim of violence.

"They don't know who they're dealing with. To them, it may have been an old man but they didn't know that old man has a whole family behind him that loves him and we're gonna ride for him. No matter what, we will show the same love he gave to us while he was on Earth. And to whoever did it, justice will prevail," Kiara said.

Richmond is up more than two dozen homicides from last year, beating out New York City per capita homicide investigations in 2021.

🔎 WTVR.COM IN-DEPTH: Tracking Central Virginia Homicide Stats

Richmond Police have reported 90 homicides in the city thru Dec. 29, 2021.

Since 2000, Richmond has averaged approximately 60 homicides a year.

Between 2002-2005, more than 80 people a year were killed in crimes classified as homicides in the city. Over the last two years, more than 60 people were killed in crimes classified as homicides, according to Richmond Crime statistics.

In 1994, 160 people were killed in the City of Richmond. In 1997, the city's homicide number was 140.

Below you will find a list of homicides reported in the City of Richmond (2000 - 2021). The raw data used in this table can be found here and here.

202190 homicides (as of Dec. 29, 2021)
202066 homicides
201961 homicides
201854 homicides
201766 homicides
201662 homicides
201543 homicides
201441 homicides
201338 homicides
201245 homicides
201139 homicides
201044 homicides
200943 homicides
200831 homicides
200755 homicides
200672 homicides
200583 homicides
200490 homicides
200388 homicides
200283 homicides
200167 homicides
200075 homicides

Henrico

202125 homicides (as of Dec. 29, 2021)
202015 homicides
20197 homicides
201812 homicides
201725 homicides
201616 homicides
201512 homicides

Chesterfield

202112 homicides (as of Dec. 29, 2021)
202016 homicides
201913 homicides

Petersburg

202118 homicides
202024 homicides