Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI Crime News
FBI Richmond is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the homicide of three-year-old Shamar Hill, Jr. .
On January 31, 2020, a Lyft driver was carjacked by two unknown subjects in the 2600 block of Berwyn Street in Richmond. The victim had picked up the two subjects in the area of Lafayette Gardens Apartments. At gun point, the victim was ordered to stop the vehicle, at which point the subjects attempted to go through the victim’s pockets. The victim struggled with the assailants but was able to flee after the subjects took the victim’s cell phone.
On February 1, 2020, a shooting occurred in the 1700 block of Southlawn Avenue in Richmond, which resulted in the death of three-year old Shamar Hill, Jr. Shamar and his sister had been playing in their yard when the gunfire erupted. After Shamar was struck, his sibling carried him inside. Shamar later died of his injuries at a local hospital. A vehicle was seen leaving the area of the homicide that matched the description of the vehicle from the January 31, 2020, carjacking. .
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FBI Richmond’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force is assisting the City of Richmond Police Department with this investigation. Please contact the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or Tips.FBI.gov, or the City of Richmond Police Department at 804-646-3929 with information that leads investigators to the individual(s) responsible for these crimes.
Field Office: Richmond