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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) –The Richmond Police Department has identified the victims in yesterday’s homicides on Mimosa Street.

The female has been identified as Ebony N. Hurd, 33, of the 1800 block of Joplin Avenue.

The male has been identified as Ivan T. Bridges, 33, of the 3400 block of Oregon Oak Drive, Chesterfield.

At approximately 8:14 p.m., officers received a call for a person shot in the 2100 block of Mimosa Street. Officers found both victims in a parked vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.

Bridges died at the scene. Hurd was transported to VCU Medical Center where she died.

The online court system shows that both had criminal history in Richmond.

Hurd, as far back as 2004, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. She faced possession of a firearms in possession of drugs. Those charges were Nolle Prosequi. 

In 2012 Hurd was sentenced to probation for misdemeanor assault. Other charges were failure to restrain a child age seven and under, speeding, and misdemeanor passing a school bus.

Bridges had at least five charges, dating back to 2007. All were Nolle Prosequi, except for a 2009 conspiracy/robbery charge. His other charges were possession of a shotgun, abduction charges, use of a firearm, and robbery.

Bridges’ mother spoke with CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett the night of the homicide.

“Why is everybody trying to hurt my kids?” Gloria Jones asked. “My kids don’t do nothing to nobody.”

A woman consoling the grieving mother said she could not understand why someone would shoot Bridges.

“He was not a threat because he was cripple,” she said. “He could not walk.”

When asked if they had a message to the people responsible for the shooting the woman said,”the message is, what comes around goes around.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.


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