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Police ID man found dead in Richmond apartment after drive-by shooting

Posted at 12:18 PM, Sep 16, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are investigating a deadly drive-by shooting in Richmond's East End Friday night, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.

Officers were called to the 2100 block of Phaup Street just before 9:40 p.m., according to Richmond Police.

When police arrived, the found 23-year-old Antione Christian of Richmond inside an apartment and unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound.

"Life-saving measures were attempted by officers and units of the Richmond Ambulance Authority but he was pronounced dead at the scene," police said.

Officers said the Medical Examiner will determine his exact cause and manner of death.

No suspect information nor additional details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting were released.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call Major Crimes Detective A. Darnell at 804-646-3927, Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All three Crime Stoppers methods of contact are anonymous.

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

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