RICHMOND, Va. -- It may seem like 2021 has started off deadlier in the city of Richmond than it was in 2020, but homicide numbers are the same at this point -- a total of 16.
Aggravated assaults with guns are up, however arrest numbers are up as well.
Major crimes detectives’ turn-around times on shootings, death investigations and homicides have been relatively fast this year.
The motives behind these crimes have varied: Crime Insider sources said domestic, friendly fire and robbery are some of the reasons behind a violent couple of weeks in the capital city.
Detectives have made headway on at least nine recent shooting cases.