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Infant, woman unharmed in shooting that killed Chesterfield man

Posted at 6:12 PM, Sep 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-10 19:18:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Davvion "Deezy" Graham was shot and killed Thursday in Richmond at a home along the 900 block of 26th Street.

A woman and infant in the home at the time were not injured in the shooting which was reported at about 6:30 p.m.

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Graham, a 27-year-man from Chesterfield, was a rapper with a soft spot for his family and fatherhood, according to his friends.

"Over 20 some years of a friendship through music, him rapping and so on, I'm like a mother to him and it hurts," Sharon Hooper, whose sons were like brothers to Graham, said. "It's sad how people go away from here. It's sad."

Detectives have video of a man running from the Church Hill crime scene, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.

"Whoever the person is that did this shooting. just turn yourself in and give it up," Hooper said. "For the family's sake and child's sake. Just do it."

Graham was one of three people shot in Richmond Thursday night.

He was the only fatality.

His death has not yet been included in the city's homicide count which sits at 52 (as of Sept. 5), according to Richmond Police.

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.

Anyone with information was asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Russell at 804-646-7715 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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.

202152 homicides (as of Sept. 5, 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

2004 90 homicides
200388 homicides
200283 homicides
200167 homicides
200075 homicides

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