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Wife of man shot and killed by Richmond Police now missing

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Posted at 10:56 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 05:05:36-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Henrico Police are now searching for the wife of the man killed by Richmond Police officers Sunday night in the Fulton Hill neighborhood.

Richmond Police were called to Garber Street after someone reported a man with a gun was on their front porch and would not leave. When police arrived, they claimed they told the man to put the gun down — but when he refused and allegedly pointed it at them, they shot and killed him.

That man was later identified as LC Epps.

"Our prayers are with the suspect's family at this time, as well as with the officers who are going through this dramatic and traumatic incident in their careers," Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith said.

After LC's death, Henrico Police were sent to notify his wife, Tracy Epps.

Crime Insider sources said detectives tracked her last known address to a motel in the 6900 block of West Broad Street. Those same sources said she had been staying there since November.

However, when officers knocked at the door, there was no answer.

"If you try to find the next of kin and can't find them, it immediately raises the specter of if they're gone for a period of time or are they also victims of foul play," crime expert, Steve Neal said.

Multiple sources told CBS 6 that detectives pulled surveillance video from the hotel.

They would not share exactly what they saw in that surveillance, as they didn't want to hinder an ongoing criminal investigation. However, sources said the video they watched had some valuable evidence.

"They'll be looking for who was last seen with her and when is the last time we know she was alive at a location," Neal said. "Has she used any evidence like a credit or bank card? Where is her car? Anything that leads to where her location might be with hopes she's still alive."

Henrico Police said on Wednesday afternoon that their detectives were still trying to determine where Tracy is, and they are working with the family and the city in an ongoing investigation.

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

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