Police ID man killed in Richmond, murder arrest made after Sunday night shooting

Posted at 3:00 PM, Feb 26, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-26 16:38:53-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police arrested a 49-year-old man in connection to a deadly shooting in Richmond.

Jermorrie Simmons, of Richmond, was charged with second-degree murder in the Sunday night shooting death of 55-year-old Derrit Banks.

"At approximately 7:08 p.m., officers were called to the 300 block of West Clay Street for the report of a person shot," a Richmond Police spokesperson wrote in an email about the shooting. "Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male, Banks, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries."

W. Clay Street homicide

Police have not yet said what happened before the shooting or how/if Simmons and Banks knew each other.

Police have said detectives are not looking for any other suspects.

Anyone with information was asked to call Major Crimes Detective Weaver at 804-646-6030 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.

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