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Police ID man killed on Richmond street

Posted at 12:05 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 12:06:28-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police have identified a Richmond man killed Wednesday morning on Harwood Street as Sylvester Washington.

Washington was described by police as a man in his 40s.

"At approximately 2:38 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Harwood Street for the report of a shooting," a Richmond Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "When officers arrived they located Washington, down and unresponsive on a sidewalk, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene."

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information was asked to call Richmond Police Major Crimes Detective Higgins at 804-646-7570 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.