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Police: Second suspect wanted in murder of Richmond father

Posted at 11:35 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 17:08:53-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Police is seeking the public’s help to solve the first homicide of 2019.

One man was recently convicted in the case, but police say a Ring doorbell video shows a second person was involved in the murder of Michael E. Halford.

On January 2, 2019 at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers responded to the 4500 block of Norborne Road for the report of a person shot

When they arrived, they quickly located Halford’s body lying on the front porch of his home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members said the father of two was shot to death at the home he shared with his fiancé and four-year-old stepdaughter.

Tyell J. Jackson, 32, of Henrico was arrested and convicted in a jury trial last week. He was sentenced to 38 years in prison for first-degree murder, robbery, and firearms violations.

Despite the conviction, detectives are asking for the public’s help with additional information about the murder – particularly about a second suspect.

“The Ring doorbell camera system was an invaluable & innovative resource in this investigation,” said Major Crimes Detective M. Godwin. “Not only did it show investigators how this violent crime was committed, it also displayed how many individuals were involved.”

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Detective Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com [7801000.com]. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.