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Homicide investigation underway after body found in parked SUV

RICHMOND, Va. — Police have released the name of a 23-year-old man found apparently shot to death in an SUV in Richmond’s Gilpin Court neighborhood Saturday night.

Officials said Lyle P. McMurtray, of the 100 block of Easy Street in Dutton, Virginia, was discovered around 9 p.m. Saturday in a parked SUV in the 100 block of East Hill Street in Richmond.

“When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive male inside a white SUV parked on the block,” Richmond Police wrote in an email. “The victim, an adult white male in his early 20s, had suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound and was dead at the scene.”

Police are investigating this as a homicide.

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

8 comments

  • Clayton Bigsby

    White guy killed in Gilpen Court. I’m sure someone will be charged with a hate crime over this, if not Sharpton will be down here speaking out against violence from black on white crime.

    • payote

      There won’t be any hate crimes that’s only in rich hoods and with rich family’s, and he was a human being who could a been your child so keep that in mind before u start judging and condemning.

  • Becky

    Trusting the CEO of RRHA, the Mayor, The Police, their Media, and Community, and State
    Party Activist Leaders, and NAACP to do the right thing.

  • BO

    Richmond natives know jackson ward and churchill are no white zones.They are the enemy.this guy did’nt get it.

  • sw

    I’ve driven through Gilpin court are before. Not because I had business there but I took a wrong turn. Didn’t know I needed to be afraid to drive through.

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