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Man killed picking up car in Richmond

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 14:09:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- One man was shot and killed while picking up a vehicle at a towing company/car dealership on Richmond Highway, near Cofer Road, in South Richmond on Monday.

Police were called to the area at about 11:54 a.m.

There they found the gunshot victim identified as 28-year-old Jarrod Murray, of Richmond.

Murray was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Richmond Police.

Police said he was a visitor to the business.

Witnesses said he was there to pick up his car that had been towed.

Murray's family and an employee of the business gave conflicting accounts of what led up to the shooting, but both said the shooter was on the roof of the building.

Police wouldn't comment on the differing accounts and said they were still looking into the shooting.

"Detectives are going through the information that they've been presented. So they have information from witnesses, they have information from employees of the business, from people who are in and around the area," Richmond Police spokesperson James Mercante said. "And now of course they're looking at video from the business. And so with this, they'll be able to have a little more detail and clarity as to the circumstances or motive that might have occurred."

Anyone with information was asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Gouldman at 804-646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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

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